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The influence of foreign ownership on cluster evolution: the case of the Stockholm – Uppsala life science cluster
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Economics (Closed (20130101).
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis addresses the issue of cluster dynamics. The theoretical basis is the Porter’s diamond model of industrial clusters and the analysis pursued in the thesis considers the impact of foreign ownership on Porter’s determinants of successful cluster: factor conditions, demand conditions, supported industries and, finally, firms’ strategies and structures. According to Porter, sustainability of clusters is a function of its dynamics and propensity to change, which in turn depends on these four components of the national home base. The analysis is based on a comprehensive set of case studies conducted for the life science industrial cluster located in the Stockholm-Uppsala area. The results indicate that foreign ownership has positive effect on the dynamism of the cluster.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 33 p.
Examensarbete INDEK, 2012:18
Keyword [en]
Porter’s diamond model, life science cluster, cluster dynamism, foreign ownership, interrelationships
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-118851OAI: diva2:608980
Educational program
Degree of Master - Economics of Innovation and Growth
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-03-12 Created: 2013-03-03 Last updated: 2015-06-10Bibliographically approved

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