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The Capacity to Innovate

Cluster Policy and Management in the Biotechnology Sector

In The Capacity to Innovate, Sarah Giest provides insight into the collaborative and absorptive capacities needed to provide public support to local innovation through cluster organizations. The book offers a detailed view of the vertical, multi-level, and horizontal dynamics in clusters and cluster policy and addresses how they are managed and supported. Les mer
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In The Capacity to Innovate, Sarah Giest provides insight into the collaborative and absorptive capacities needed to provide public support to local innovation through cluster organizations. The book offers a detailed view of the vertical, multi-level, and horizontal dynamics in clusters and cluster policy and addresses how they are managed and supported. Using the biotechnology field as an example, Giest highlights challenges in the collaborative efforts of public bodies, private companies, and research institutes to establish a successful ecosystem of innovation in this sector.


The book argues that cluster policy in collaboration with cluster organizations should focus on absorptive and collaborative capacity elements missing in the cluster context in order to improve performance. Currently, governments operate at different levels - from the local to the supranational - in order to support clusters, and cluster policies are often pursued alongside other programs, leading to uncoordinated efforts and ineffective cluster strategies. The Capacity to Innovate advocates for a coordinated effort by government and cluster organizations to support capacity elements lacking within the specific cluster context.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

.Contents
List of Tables and Figures


1.Introduction
Biotechnology
Methodology
Outline of the Book


2. Capacity Concepts in Cluster and Innovation Research
The Geography of Innovation
Systems of Innovation
Network Sociology
Clusters
The Institutional Layer
The Capacity Framework


3. Cluster Policy and Cluster Organizations
The Role of Government
Innovation and Cluster Policy
Evaluation Challenge
Cluster Organizations
Propositions


4. Cluster Analysis
The Biotechnology Sector
Key Cluster Performance Indicators
Medicon Valley: The Divided Cluster
Chicago: Driver of the Midwest Super Cluster
Singapore: The Government-Driven Cluster
Vancouver: Finding the Competitive Edge
Summary


5. The Innovation Context for Cluster Management
Cluster Organization Characteristics
The Capacity Mechanism
The Outlook for Biotech Clusters

6. Concluding Remarks: Capacity Building in Biotech Clusters
Summary of the Findings
Advancing Innovation and Cluster Theory
Limitations and Future Research Questions
Policy Recommendations


References
Index

Om forfatteren

Sarah Giest is an assistant professor in the Institute of Public Administration at Leiden University.