Technological Systems in the Bio Industries

An International Study

  • Bo Carlsson

Part of the Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation book series (ESTI, volume 26)

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About this book


Technological Systems in the Bio Industries: An International Study represents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and systematic effort to understand the nature and role of technological change in a rapidly evolving arena of economic activity that can be loosely referred to as the bio industries. These include biomedical industries that deliver goods and services used in health care, including those based on genetic engineering, as well as applications of biotechnology in other industries such as agriculture, food production, and the forest industries.

This volume is the third in a continuing series of studies on technological systems; it seeks to identify and address new sets of conceptual and methodological issues in analyzing innovation systems, particularly as regards the delimitation of relevant systems. The book makes an in-depth comparison of the biomedical clusters in Sweden and Ohio. It also sheds light on the emergence of new science-based technological systems.


Biomaterial Imitation Innovation biotechnology genetic engineering organization production

Editors and affiliations

  • Bo Carlsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Case Western UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publisher 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5302-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0915-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1381-0480
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