The emergence of novel science-related fields: regional or technological patterns? Exploration and exploitation in UK nanotechnology

Meyer, Martin, Libaers, Dirk and Park, Jae-Hwan (2010) The emergence of novel science-related fields: regional or technological patterns? Exploration and exploitation in UK nanotechnology. Regional Studies, 45 (7). pp. 935-959. ISSN 0034-3404

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Abstract

An extensive literature addresses the emergence of new technologies in their geographical and cognitive context. Drawing on a spatial innovation systems approach, this issue is explored for a newly emerging area: nano-science and nanotechnology. This study draws on a multi-method approach to explore the emergence of nanotechnology in the United Kingdom, covering bibliometric, patent, and firm-level data. The results point to regional concentrations of scientific and technological activity as well as to a concentration of nanotechnology firms in the well-established ‘science hubs’. However, further inspection of the evidence also hints at the importance of non-local links and networks along technological paths.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Depositing User: Martin Meyer
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:10
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 11:11
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24474
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