Local Advantage in a Global Context
New Horizons in Regional Science series
Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson and Roger R. Stough
The contributions forming the different chapters in this book were first presented and discussed at the Tenth Anniversary Uddevalla Symposium on: ‘Institutions for Knowledge Generation and Knowledge Flows – Building Innovative Capabilities for Regions’, held at University West, Campus Uddevalla, Sweden, 14–16 June 2007. The aim with this international conference was to explore and analyse further the challenges of transmission of knowledge and the assumptions for creating regional innovations. The contributions cover a significant range of topics within the field of entrepreneurship and regional economic development in a global market context. The symposium was organized by University West, Uddevalla, Sweden in cooperation with the School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, USA and Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping, Sweden. The symposium was sponsored by CESIS (Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies), Stockholm and Jönköping, Sweden; Centre of Higher Education in Bohuslän, Uddevalla, Sweden; Formas (the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning), Stockholm, Sweden; Gustaf B. Thordén Foundation, Sweden; Preemraff Lysekil, Sweden; School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA; University West, Uddevalla, Sweden; The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden; The Municipality of Lysekil, Sweden; The Municipality of Uddevalla, Sweden; VINNOVA (Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems), Stockholm, Sweden; and Västra Götalandsregionen, Göteborg, Sweden. The organizers of the symposium thank Swedbank, Uddevalla, Sweden for sponsoring the Best Paper Awards Programme. The authors and the editors thank Iréne Bernhard,...