Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Papers in Innovation Studies,
Lund University, CIRCLE - Centre for Innovation Research

No 2012/6: Competences as drivers and enablers of globalization of innovation: Swedish ICT industry and emerging economies

Cristina Chaminade () and Claudia de Fuentes ()
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Cristina Chaminade: CIRCLE, Lund University, Postal: CIRCLE, Lund University, PO Box 117, SE-22100 Lund, Sweden
Claudia de Fuentes: Saint Mary’s University, Canada

Abstract: The objective of this paper is to discuss the relationship between competences and the global innovation networks in the Swedish ICT industry using both survey data and information from a case company- TELEQUIP. The paper portrays the interplay between the availability of competences in the home country as well as in the host country, with the specific strategy of the firm for engaging in global innovation networks.

Keywords: competence; globalization; global innovation networks; Sweden

JEL-codes: F23; O32

38 pages, April 10, 2012

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