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Knowledge Production in Swedish Functional Regions 1993-1999

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  • Olof Ejermo

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Industrial classifications offer arguably poor schemes for classifying innovative activity. Moreover, a single measure incorporating technological relatedness between the inherent classes, captures the neglected issue of Jacobs (1969) and Marshall (1920), that the degree of relatedness of activities is an important determinant for development. Based on these observations, this paper uses a measure of technological relatedness, calculated from the frequency of patent co-classification to predict the importance of diversity or concentration of technologies for patent development in Swedish regions. Results strongly support that the likelihood of innovating is raised in regions with high technological diversity.

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  • Olof Ejermo, 2002. "Knowledge Production in Swedish Functional Regions 1993-1999," KITeS Working Papers 140, KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy, revised Feb 2003.
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    1. Christ, Julian P., 2009. "New Economic Geography reloaded: Localized knowledge spillovers and the geography of innovation," FZID Discussion Papers 01-2009, University of Hohenheim, Center for Research on Innovation and Services (FZID).
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    Keywords

    Specialization; diversity; patenting; regions.;

    JEL classification:

    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General

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