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Innovation and Triple Helix collaboration in clusters: A case study of the ICT cluster in Kista, Stockholm
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The information and communications technology (ICT) cluster in Kista is emerging as one of the world’s leading business areas within its industry field. As Kista Science City consist of three institutional spheres (academia, industry and public sector) collaborating to increase the innovation development, previous literature about empirical outcomes is limited. The Triple Helix thesis states that the university-industry-public sector collaboration can play an enhanced role in innovation in increasingly knowledge-based societies. Using semi structured interviews with actors in the Triple Helix in Kista and patent application data; I conduct an empirical evaluation of the existing inter-institutional collaboration in the area. Among the main findings of this study, it is shown that the Triple Helix cooperation in Kista perceived as different for the different actors in the cluster area. The smaller companies were systematically excluded from the institutional collaboration, while the larger companies had more influence in the collaborative platform. 

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Triple Helix Model, geographical proximity, cluster, regional innovation, Kista
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Law and Society
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-117914OAI: diva2:817637
Available from: 2015-06-17 Created: 2015-06-05 Last updated: 2015-06-17Bibliographically approved

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