Maureen Mckelvey

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The development of knowledge requires investment, which may be made in terms of financial resources or time. Open source software (OSS) has challenged much of the traditional reasoning by suggesting that individuals behave altruistically and contribute to a public good, despite the opportunity to free-ride. The lion’s share of the existing literature on OSS(More)
On-going debates rage over the to what extent spatial proximity, on the one hand, versus global interactions on the other hand, affect economic development. Spatial proximity of networks and firms with their partners are claimed as important for a number of phenomena, including firm survival, innovativeness and regional economic development. However, while(More)
This article proposes three ideal business models to analyze innovation in knowledge-intensive goods and services. The three models are 1) Firm-based control, 2) Hybrid, and 3) Network-based. Each is defined in relation to the two sides of innovation, e.g. creation of novelty and of economic value. Defining the models this way leads to a discussion of the(More)
The history of mobile telecommunication in Sweden is to a large extend the history of the firm Ericsson and its relationship to the Swedish PTTs as well as to other small firms. Mobile telecommunication industry in Sweden emerged at the end of the 1970s, beginning of 1980s, under the impulsion of the Nordic PTTs which, through the creation of the NMT(More)
The paper argues how and why to systematically study innovative processes to develop the understanding and analysis of regional renewal from an evolutionary economics perspective. We propose a combined analysis of novelty, renewal and termination that occur through four necessary dimensions; Technology, Organisation, Interaction, and Economic Performance.(More)
This article addresses the problem of selection criteria and mechanisms at work in the production of scientific and technological knowledge. The two dichotomies of scientifictechnological knowledge and public—private returns are used to specify four ideal-type environments, which consist of institutions and incentives and which influence the creation and(More)
How Regions and Network Dynamics affect Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship: The case of textile entrepreneurs in Borås, Sweden� Ida Hermanson Project Assistant Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department of Economy and Society University of Gothenburg: School of Business Economics and Law Existing state of the art Knowledge Intensive(More)