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Biotechnology Megacentres: Montreal and Toronto Regional Systems of Innovation




Canada hosts two major diversified biotechnology regional systems of innovation in its two largest cities. Similar in many respects, they display some particular characteristics. We review here the main theories on regional innovation systems and innovative clusters and proceed to analyse these two regional systems before concluding on the usefulness of several theories to study biotechnology regional innovation systems.&7Cspagf&7Cro&7Cepagf&7C

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  • Jorge Niosi & Tomas G. Bas, 2003. "Biotechnology Megacentres: Montreal and Toronto Regional Systems of Innovation," European Planning Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 11(7), pages 789-804, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:eurpls:v:11:y:2003:i:7:p:789-804
    DOI: 10.1080/0965431032000121346

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    1. Guido Capaldo & Margarida Fontes & Lorella Cannavacciuolo & Pierluigi Rippa & Cristina Sousa, 2015. "Networks Mobilized to Access Key Resources at Early Stages of Biotech Firms: A Comparative Analysis in Two Moderately Innovative Countries," European Planning Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(7), pages 1381-1400, July.
    2. Ewa Bojar, 2006. "Clusters As Vehicles Stimulating Regional and Local Development," ERSA conference papers ersa06p341, European Regional Science Association.
    3. Christophe CARRINCAZEAUX (E3I-IFReDE-GRES) & Frédéric GASCHET (IERSO-IFReDE-GRES), 2006. "Knowledge and the diversity of innovation systems: a comparative analysis of European regions," Cahiers du GRES (2002-2009) 2006-29, Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales.
    4. Philip Cooke, 2004. "Special issue: globalisation of biotechnology," European Planning Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(7), pages 915-920, October.
    5. Philip Cooke, 2010. "Global Bioregions: Knowledge Domains, Capabilities and Innovation System Networks," Chapters, in: Riccardo Viale & Henry Etzkowitz (ed.),The Capitalization of Knowledge, chapter 5, Edward Elgar Publishing.

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