Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Papers in Innovation Studies,
Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy

No 2008/4: Clusters in Time and Space: Understanding the Growth and Transformation of Life Science in Scania

Jerker Moodysson (), Nilsson Magnus () and Martin Svensson Henning ()
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Jerker Moodysson: CIRCLE, Lund University, Postal: PO Box 117, Sölvegatan 16, SE-22100 Lund, Sweden
Nilsson Magnus: School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Postal: Box 7080, SE-220 07 Lund, Sweden
Martin Svensson Henning: Department of Social and Economic Geography, Lund University, Postal: Sölvegatan 12, 223 62 Lund, Sweden

Abstract: This paper deals with the growth and development of the Scanian life science cluster by revisiting a previous empirical study in the light of new theoretical findings. It is argued that the transformation of the Scanian cluster must be evaluated with reference to the general development of the life science sector in Sweden as well as internationally. Therefore the position of Scania in different systems of regions must be taken into account. Patterns of functional interdependency within as well as between regions thus need to be explored on equal terms. This paper particularly highlights the importance of Stockholm/Uppsala for the growth and evolution of the Scanian cluster.

Keywords: life science; cluster; Scania

JEL-codes: O30

39 pages, June 1, 2008

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