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Technological Systems in the Bio Industries : An International Study - Bo Carlsson

Technological Systems in the Bio Industries

An International Study

By: Bo Carlsson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 2002
ISBN: 9780792376330
Number Of Pages: 386

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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.

List of Contributors
List of Tables
List of Figures
Introductionp. 1
The Analytical Approach and Methodologyp. 9
The Cognitive Dynamics of Biotechnology and the Evolution of Its Technological Systemsp. 35
The Biomedical Clusters in Ohio and Sweden: An Overviewp. 53
Micro-Level Analysis of Firms in the Biomedical Clusters in Ohio and Swedenp. 81
The Support Structure of the Biomedical Clusters: Research, Intermediary, and Financial Organizationsp. 123
Regional Characteristics and Performance: Evidence from Biomaterials Firmsp. 145
Titanium Implants: A Competence Bloc Comparison of a Swedish Firm and an Ohio Firmp. 187
The Health Care Competence Bloc: On the Integration of Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Technologies with Hospital Care and Health Insurancep. 217
A Competence Bloc Analysis of The Economic Potential of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food Productionp. 285
Biotechnology and the Potential for a Radical Shift of Technology in the Forest Industryp. 333
Summary and Conclusionsp. 363
Subject Indexp. 379
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ISBN: 9780792376330
ISBN-10: 0792376331
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 386
Published: 31st January 2002
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.79