Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
The Emergence of a European Biotechnology Cluster: The Case of Medicon Valley
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport and Economics (closed 20110301).
2007 (English)In: Cluster Genesis: Technology-Based Industrial Development, Oxford University Press , 2007Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter examines the forces that sparked the emergence of a leading European biotechnology cluster - Medicon Valley. This cluster displays one characteristic feature which separates it from most other biotechnology clusters: its geographical location stretches over two countries: parts of Sweden and Denmark. The emergence of the Medicon Valley biotechnology cluster seems to have followed a somewhat different path than the biotech clusters in the United States. Whereas entrepreneurs orchestrated the emergence of clusters in the United States, universities played a crucial role in the Medicon Valley case and entrepreneurs entered - and reinforced - the process in a later stage. The more dynamic and fast growing biotechnology sector in Denmark is argued to be partly policy driven, partly associated with cultural differences.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press , 2007.
National Category
Economics History
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-161856DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207183.003.0007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84920041858ISBN: 9780191708886OAI: diva2:796376

QC 20150319

Available from: 2015-03-19 Created: 2015-03-17 Last updated: 2015-03-19Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Braunerhjelm, Pontus
By organisation
Transport and Economics (closed 20110301)

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 57 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link