Exploring Bioscience Clusters

May 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

We cam across this article:
Economic growth and innovation: Lessons in knowledge sharing from bioscience clusters in Ohio and Puerto Rico first published online: 21 OCT 2011


Although regional industrial clusters have been widely researched, our understanding of knowledge creation and dissemination as a driving force for cluster competitiveness remains unclear. This article examines the nature, utilization, evolution, and effects of knowledge sharing in regional clusters by comparing two industrial regional bioscience clusters at different stages of development: first, by focusing on the everyday experiences of each cluster’s local agents, and second, by empirically investigating the impact of specialized knowledge on firm performance in each cluster. Contrary to most of the existing research, foreign direct investment (FDI) by multinational companies (MNCs) can affect the development of local entrepreneurial ecosystems, and spatial structure is not a significant factor in the knowledge creation and dissemination process in clusters. Firm-level knowledge absorption capabilities, social networks, and knowledge spillover mechanisms, in contrast, correlate significantly with an increase in the creation of specialized knowledge in clusters. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

We are seeing some discussion of spillover mechanisms in other articles. Click here to register for the article.

Entry filed under: Bioscience Clusters. Tags: .

Western blot transfer tip Exploring Bioscience Clusters

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Bio-Rad Canada has sponsored the development of this site to advance the productivity of the Canadian Biotechnology sector and the fine people who work in it across the country.  We invite readers to contribute content: posters, tools, research and presentations, articles white papers, multimedia, music downloads and entertainment, conference announcements, videos. Please contact info@cbt20.ca for more information.

Bookmark and Share

Site developed by What If What Next(TM)

Follow us on Twitter

%d bloggers like this: