Resilience, Crisis and Innovation Dynamics
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Resilience, Crisis and Innovation Dynamics

Edited by Tüzin Baycan and Hugo Pinto

Resilience has emerged as a recurrent notion to explain how territorial socio-economic systems adapt successfully (or not) to negative events. In this book, the authors use resilience as a bridging notion to connect different types of theoretical and empirical approaches to help understand the impacts of economic turbulence at the system and actor levels. The book provides a unique overview of the financial crisis and the important dimension of innovation dynamics for regional resilience. It also offers an engaging debate as to how regional resilience can be improved and explores the social aspects of vulnerability, resilience and innovation.
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Chapter 15: Innovation, technology transfers and regional competitiveness: a study of Oeiras bio-pharmaceutical industry

Ana Santos Bravo

Abstract

This chapter analyses the role of the creation and transfer of technology in the pharmaceutical industry and its role for regional competitiveness. Our case study focuses on the firms located in Oeiras, particularly the bio-pharmaceutical cluster, which gathers some of the most representative firms in terms of investment in R & D in Portugal. Therefore, this study focuses on the role of two of the factors that have influenced regional competitiveness in Portugal: clusters and knowledge/technology transfer.

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