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Technological Systems in the Bio Industries: An International Study represents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and systematic effort to understand the nature and role of technological change in a rapidly evolving arena of economic activity that can be loosely referred to as the bio industries. These include biomedical industries that deliver goods and services used in health care, including those based on genetic engineering, as well as applications of biotechnology in other industries such as agriculture, food production, and the forest industries.
This volume is the third in a continuing series of studies on technological systems; it seeks to identify and address new sets of conceptual and methodological issues in analyzing innovation systems, particularly as regards the delimitation of relevant systems. The book makes an in-depth comparison of the biomedical clusters in Sweden and Ohio. It also sheds light on the emergence of new science-based technological systems.
Preface; B. Carlsson. List of Contributors. List of Tables. List of Figures.
1. Introduction; B. Carlsson, R. Stankiewicz.
2. The Analytical Approach and Methodology; B. Carlsson, et al.
3. The Cognitive Dynamics of Biotechnology and the Evolution of Its Technological Systems; R. Stankiewicz.
4. The Biomedical Clusters in Ohio and Sweden: An Overview; B. Carlsson, P. Braunerhjelm.
5. Micro-Level Analysis of Firms in the Biomedical Clusters in Ohio and Sweden; D. Cetindamar, J. Laage-Hellman.
6. The Support Structure of the Biomedical Clusters: Research, Intermediary, and Financial Organizations; P. Braunerhjelm, et al.
7. Regional Characteristics and Performance: Evidence from Biomaterials Firms; A. Rickne.
8. Titanium Implants: A Competence Bloc Comparison of a Swedish Firm and an Ohio Firm; A.-C. Fridh.
9. The Health Care Competence Bloc: On the Integration of Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Technologies with Hospital Care and Health Insurance; G. Eliasson.
10. A Competence Bloc Analysis of the Economic Potential of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food Production; Å. Eliasson.
11. Biotechnology and the Potential for a Radical Shift of Technology in the Forest Industry; S. Laestadius.
12. Summary and Conclusions; B. Carlsson.