Technological Systems in the Bio Industries: An International Study

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B. Carlsson
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Business & Economics - 386 pages

Technological Systems in the Bio Industries: An International Study represents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and systematic effort to understand the nature and role of technological change in a rapidly evolving arena of economic activity that can be loosely referred to as the bio industries. These include biomedical industries that deliver goods and services used in health care, including those based on genetic engineering, as well as applications of biotechnology in other industries such as agriculture, food production, and the forest industries.

This volume is the third in a continuing series of studies on technological systems; it seeks to identify and address new sets of conceptual and methodological issues in analyzing innovation systems, particularly as regards the delimitation of relevant systems. The book makes an in-depth comparison of the biomedical clusters in Sweden and Ohio. It also sheds light on the emergence of new science-based technological systems.

 

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Contents

The Analytical Approach and Methodology
9
The Cognitive Dynamics of Biotechnology and
35
An Overview
53
MicroLevel Analysis of Firms in the Biomedical Clusters
80
Research
123
Evidence from
145
A Competence Bloc Comparison of
187
Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals and Medical Technologies
216
A Competence Bloc Analysis of The Economic Potential
285
Biotechnology and the Potential for a Radical Shift
333
Summary and Conclusions
363
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