Search for dissertations about: "KIBS"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the word KIBS.

  1. 1. Innovation in an urban context

    Author : Heidi Wiig Aslesen; Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Regional innovation systems; Social geography; Social sciences; Head-office-corporate-service complex; KIBS-client interaction; KIBS; Urban agglomerations; Innovation activity; Socialgeografi; Samhällsvetenskaper;

    Abstract : The dissertation is based on a collection of papers addressing different aspects of regional innovation systems in an urban context. The overall aim is to find explanatory factors behind the workings of regional innovation systems in urban agglomerations by looking at the innovation dynamics and innovation outcomes of the Oslo region, and secondly, by analysing how two diverse subsets of economic activity in the Oslo region (and other urban agglomerations) are able to exploit a regional innovation system (clustered manufacturing SME's and Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS). READ MORE

  2. 2. Knowledge intensive business services in non-core areas : Preconditions and strategies for value creation and competitiveness

    Author : Hjalti Nielsen; Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; KIBS; Tjänster; Icke-kärnområden; Perifera regioner; Agglomerationsfördelar; IKT-teknik; KIBS; Services; Non-core areas; Peripheral regions; Agglomeration advantages; ICT technologies;

    Abstract : Knowledge intensive business services (KIBS) play a key role in economic development. Due to the complex and collaborative nature of their value creation processes, it is conventionally argued that they depend strongly on physical proximity to large client-, and labour-markets, as well as on closeness to advanced knowledge infrastructures. READ MORE

  3. 3. Innovation and Employment in Services : The case of Knowledge Intensive Business Services in Sweden

    Author : Johanna Nählinder; Staffan Laestadius; Ian Miles; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Knowledge Intensive Business Services; KIBS; Innovation; Employment Effects; Job Creation; Job Destruction; Product Innovation; Process Innovation; Organisational Innovation; Technological Innovation; Service Innovation; Services; Customisation; Innovation Survey; Community Innovation Survey; Sweden; Innovationsspridning; Kunskapsföretag; Arbetsmarknad; Organisationsutveckling; Kunskapsöverföring; Anställning; Innovation; Produktutveckling; Sverige; Business and economics; Ekonomi;

    Abstract : This is a study of innovation in Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS) and the impact innovation has on employment. The thesis relies on theories within the fields of "innovation in services", in particular KIBS, and "innovation and employment", taking as its point of departure the taxonomy of product and process innovation. READ MORE

  4. 4. Firm internationalization and born global firms : On the causes and consequences of export market entry

    Author : Torbjörn Halldin; Pontus Braunerhjelm; Wim Naudé; KTH; []
    Keywords : categorized as future exporters show much significance on individual characteristics. However; when the sample is extended to include the total amount of new firms; we see that individual employee characteristics do matter for survival.;

    Abstract : The thesis consists of four self-contained essays on the topic of small firm internationalization. In the first essay I study the relationship between collateralizable assets and export market entry. There are often large sunk costs associated with export market entry, which firms have to finance somehow. READ MORE

  5. 5. Essays on High-Quality Entrepreneurship : On the Origins and Survival of Start-ups and the Role of Universities in the Location Decision

    Author : Apostolos Baltzopoulos; Hans Lööf; Bo Carlsson; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Entrepreneurship; self-employment; agglomeration externalities; innovation; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four self-contained essays on the topic of entrepreneurship. [Essay I] uses a unique and detailed Swedish dataset to explore firm, regional, and industry determinants that stimulate spin-offs using the choice of the individuals as the level of analysis. READ MORE