Regional Innovation Systems : The Integration of Local ‘ Sticky ’ and Global ‘ Ubiquitous ’ Knowledge

@inproceedings{Asheim2001RegionalIS,
  title={Regional Innovation Systems : The Integration of Local ‘ Sticky ’ and Global ‘ Ubiquitous ’ Knowledge},
  author={Bj\orn T. Asheim and Arne Isaksen},
  year={2001}
}
The paper examines how firms in three regional clusters in Norway dominated by shipbuilding, mechanical engineering and electronics industry, respectively exploit both place-specific local resources as well as external, world-class knowledge to strengthen their competitiveness. From these case-studies we make four points: (1) Ideal-typical regional innovation systems, i.e., regional clusters ‘surrounded’ by supporting local organisations, is rather uncommon in Norway. (2) External contacts… CONTINUE READING
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