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Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Spatial Planning.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This Master Thesis hinges on the concept of Innovation and its association with regional development as a phenomenon that has attracted both researchers and policy makers’ attention.  The thesis presents two different innovation perspectives on regional development – Innovation Systems and Complex Systems of Innovation, and applies them into the case-study of the Life Sciences Cluster in Lund.

In order to do so, the key aspects of each of the perspectives are highlighted within the part devoted to the Framework of this thesis. Within these, the networks between organizations in the Innovation Systems and the actors and their interrelations in the Complex Systems perspective have been analyzed.

The analysis of these aspects brings up similar outcomes in both perspectives applied, i.e. the creation of various organizations within the Cluster. Both of the perspectives account for the importance of Lund University for the creation of these organizations and subsequent development of the Life Sciences cluster.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 84 p.
Keyword [en]
Innovation, Innovation Systems, National Innovation Systems, Regional Innovation Systems, Complex Systems, Life Sciences, Lund, Regional Development
National Category
Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-10731OAI: diva2:856554
Subject / course
FM2586 Master's Thesis (120 credits) in Spatial Planning with an emphasis on European Spatial Planning and Regional Development
Educational program
FMAER Master Programme in European Spatial Planning and Regional Development
Available from: 2015-11-02 Created: 2015-09-24 Last updated: 2015-11-02Bibliographically approved

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