The Swedish System of Innovation: Regional Synergies in a Knowledge-Based Economy

  title={The Swedish System of Innovation: Regional Synergies in a Knowledge-Based Economy},
  author={Loet Leydesdorff and {\O}ivind Strand},
Based on the complete set of firm data for Sweden (N = 1,187,421; November 2011), we analyze the mutual information among the geographical, technological, and organizational distributions in terms of synergies at regional and national levels. Using this measure, the interaction among three dimensions can become negative and thus indicate a net export of uncertainty by a system or, in other words, synergy in how knowledge functions are distributed over the carriers. Aggregation at the regional… 

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