Policy agents as catalysts of knowledge links in the biotechnology sector

Michaela Trippl, Joshua von Gabain, Franz Tödtling

Publication: Working/Discussion PaperWU Working Paper

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of public policy in promoting interorganisational knowledge links in the biotechnology sector. Despite the significance of such interactions and the policy efforts devoted to them, there is a limited understanding of how different initiatives from various policy levels contribute to the formation of specific knowledge linkages within the biotechnology industry. The paper identifies four main types of knowledge exchange, including market relations, spillovers, formal co-operations and informal networking. Drawing on evidence from the Vienna biotechnology cluster we intend to show how national and regional policy programmes and government actions function as mechanisms to stimulate the establishment of such interactions. (author's abstract)
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherInstitut für Regional- und Umweltwirtschaft, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameSRE - Discussion Papers
No.2006/01

WU Working Paper Series

  • SRE - Discussion Papers

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