The Dynamics of Regional Clusters of Nanotechnologies: Evidences from German Länder and Two Spanish Autonomous Communities

37 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2011

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Mikel Gomez Uranga

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Goio Etxebarria

Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU) - Department of Applied Economics

Jon Barrutia

Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU)

Date Written: January 18, 2011

Abstract

In the present article, we use a dynamic approach to analyse the topography of regional/local nanotechnologies clusters through the agents that make them up. These agents include firms of different sizes and characteristics, universities, research centers and intermediary organizations supporting the creation of firms. Our study examines scientific publications as well as the gaps observed in some clusters and how the weakest clusters could be strengthened. Our spatial scope of analysis is region-based. We begin with the study of German länder which serve as references to aid understanding the cases of the two Spanish autonomous communities: the Basque Country and Catalonia.

Keywords: Nanotechnology, Dynamics of Regional Clusters, Regional Innovation Systems, German Länder, Basque Country

JEL Classification: O3, R12, L69

Suggested Citation

Gomez Uranga, Mikel and Etxebarria, Goio and Barrutia, Jon, The Dynamics of Regional Clusters of Nanotechnologies: Evidences from German Länder and Two Spanish Autonomous Communities (January 18, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1742988 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1742988

Mikel Gomez Uranga

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Goio Etxebarria (Contact Author)

Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU) - Department of Applied Economics ( email )

Avda. Lehendakari Aguirre 83
E-48015 Bilbao
Spain

Jon Barrutia

Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU) ( email )

Barrio Sarriena s/n
Leioa, Bizkaia 48940
Spain

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