Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

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

No 2011/15: Exploring the role of regional innovation systems and institutions in global innovation networks

Cristina Chaminade ()
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Cristina Chaminade: CIRCLE, Lund University, Postal: CIRCLE, Lund University, PO Box 117, SE-22100 Lund, Sweden

Abstract: Using firm-level data collected through a survey and case studies in 2009-2010, this article systematically compares the patterns of globalization of innovation in regions with different institutional thickness. The paper shows that these patterns differ substantially across regions and discusses relationship between regions, institutional frameworks and different forms of globalization of innovation.

Keywords: regional innovation systems; institutional thickness; global innovation networks; Europe; China; India; Brazil; South Africa

JEL-codes: F23; F59; O33

30 pages, February 27, 2012

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