Quotation Tödtling, Franz, Sinozic, Tanja, Auer, Alexander. 2016. Knowledge bases, multi-scale interaction and transformation of the Vienna medical cluster. SRE-Discussion 2016/3.


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The health sector and medical technologies are of an increasing importance in society and for regional and national economies. Much like other life sciences industries, the medical devices sector relies upon specific factors and knowledge processes that shape and support its innovation capabilities and competitiveness. Previous studies have shown that growth and innovation in this sector depend on specific local factors and conditions as well as on markets and knowledge-interdependencies at higher spatial scales. There is still a research gap on the detailed nature of these driving factors and relationships, however. In this research, we have investigated these issues for the Vienna medical devices cluster that is part of the wider life sciences sector in this region. The main aims of the study were to generate insights into how different economic, knowledge- and policy conditions, and their spatial scales, interact to support and hinder development of the medical devices industry in Vienna, and to draw policy conclusions based on these findings.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title Knowledge bases, multi-scale interaction and transformation of the Vienna medical cluster
Title of whole publication SRE-Discussion 2016/3
Year 2016

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Projects
Cluster life cycles – The role of actors, networks and institutions in emerging, growing, declining and renewing clusters
Knowledge bases, local-global learning and the transformation of the
People
Tödtling, Franz (Details)
Sinozic, Tanja (Former researcher)
External
Auer, Alexander (WU, Austria)
Organization
Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5329 Economics of location (Details)
5331 Structural policy (Details)
5350 Innovation research (Details)
5606 Spatial research (Details)
5608 Regional development planning (Details)
5611 Urban and regional analysis (Details)
5618 Regional economy (Details)
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