Quotation Tödtling, Franz, Trippl, Michaela. 2015. How do firms acquire knowledge in different sectoral and regional contexts?. CIRCLE Papers in Innovation Studies, Lund University (Chapter for Edward Elgar Handbook of Geography of Innovation, forthcoming).


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This chapter provides a review and discussion of recent conceptual and empirical contributions on the nature and geography of firm´s knowledge acquisition activities. We offer a systematic conceptual view on the pattern on knowledge sourcing, bringing into focus and combining the notions of industrial knowledge bases (sectoral contexts), which are supposed to vary considerably with respect to the transferability of their key knowledge types and regional innovation systems (regional contexts), which are supposed to differ substantially in terms of the availability of knowledge sources. The empirical part of the chapter draws on cases from Austria, Finland, Germany and Sweden and provides an analysis and comparison of knowledge sourcing activities in analytical, synthetic and symbolic industrial sectors in metropolitan, specialised industrial and peripheral regional contexts.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title How do firms acquire knowledge in different sectoral and regional contexts?
Title of whole publication CIRCLE Papers in Innovation Studies, Lund University (Chapter for Edward Elgar Handbook of Geography of Innovation, forthcoming)
Year 2015

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Constructing Regional Advantage: Towards State-of -the-Art Regional Innovation System Policies in Europe
People
Tödtling, Franz (Details)
Trippl, Michaela (Former researcher)
Organization
Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development IN (Details)
Research Institute for Spatial and Real Estate Economics FI (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5335 Political economic theory (Details)
5350 Innovation research (Details)
5618 Regional economy (Details)
5912 Social sciences (interdisciplinary) (Details)
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