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Do Regions Make a Difference? Regional Innovation Systems and Global Innovation Networks in the ICT Industry

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  • Chaminade , Cristina

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    (CIRCLE, Lund University)

  • Plechero , Monica

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    (IRPPS-CNR, Italy and CIRCLE, Lund University, Sweden)

Abstract Access to global innovation networks (GINs) has been unequal across the regions of the world. While certain regions are considered knowledge hubs in GINs, others still remain marginalized; this points to the role of regional innovation systems in the emergence and development of GINs. Using firm-level data collected through a survey and case studies in 2009–2010, this article systematically compares the patterns of global networks in the ICT industry in a selection of European, Chinese and Indian regions. The results show that GINs are more common in regions which are not organizationally and institutionally thick, suggesting that GINs may be a compensatory mechanism for weaknesses in the regional innovation system.

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Paper provided by Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy in its series Papers in Innovation Studies with number 2013/32.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 25 Nov 2013
Handle: RePEc:hhs:lucirc:2013_032
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