The Evolution of the Swiss Biotech and Medtech Industry and the Influence of the Pharma-Shaped Innovation System.

Haisch, Tina; Klöpper, Christof (2008). The Evolution of the Swiss Biotech and Medtech Industry and the Influence of the Pharma-Shaped Innovation System. Revue Géographique de l'Est, 3-4(48), pp. 2-23.

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The Evolution of the Swiss Biotech and Medtech Industry and the Influence of the Pharma-Shaped Innovation System. This paper is dealing with the influence of one dominant sector or industry within a national economy and how related sectors and technologies are influenced. Research objective is the pharmaceutical industry in Switzerland which we suggest shaped the development as well as the spatial distribution of related business sectors such as biotechnology and medical technology. We suppose that its influence differs significantly in terms of spatial reach, meaning that medtech and biotech have profiteered from national institutions shaped by the pharmaceutical industry. Furthermore, a regional impact should be proved in the Basel region where the pharmaceutical industry is concentrated through spin-offs and close business linkages with the pharmaceutical industry. Those suggestions are considered within the theoretical concepts of national and regional innovation systems in terms of evolution, path dependency and interactions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography > Unit Economic Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Haisch, Tina

Subjects:

700 Arts > 710 Landscaping & area planning
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

0035-3213

Language:

French

Submitter:

Janina Keller

Date Deposited:

21 Sep 2015 11:38

Last Modified:

21 Sep 2015 11:38

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.71721

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/71721

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