Search for dissertations about: "geography of knowledge"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 156 swedish dissertations containing the words geography of knowledge.

  1. 1. Sites and Modes of Knowledge Creation: On the Spatial Organization of Biotechnology Innovation

    Author : Jerker Moodysson; Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; epistemic communities; biotechnology; communities of practice; geography; proximity; knowledge; localization; globalization; innovation systems; Innovation; Samhällsvetenskaper; Social sciences;

    Abstract : The accelerated speed and intensity of global interconnections in all segments of society during the last couple of decades have had a profound impact on the workings of contemporary capitalism. Increased pressure is put on national and regional economies to continuously upgrade their competitive advantages, at the same time as new learning opportunities occur at a faster rate than ever. READ MORE

  2. 2. Knowledge Bases and the Geography of Innovation

    Author : Roman Martin; CIRCLE; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; economic geography; regional innovation systems; learning regions; differentiated knowledge bases; knowledge networks; social network analysis; Scania; Sweden;

    Abstract : Despite the ongoing globalisation of economic activities, innovation does not take place randomly distributed over space, but concentrates in certain locations. A central argument to explain the spatial concentration of innovation activities lies in the ability of geographical proximity to facilitate interactive learning and knowledge exchange, which in turn is seen as an important driver for regional growth and prosperity. READ MORE

  3. 3. Creative Distraction : The Digital Transformation of the Advertising Industry

    Author : Markus M Bugge; Dominic Power; Anders Malmberg; Neil Coe; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; economic geography; innovation; advertising; Internet; agglomeration economies; creative; interactive; knowledge; Oslo; Norway; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Economic geography; Ekonomisk geografi;

    Abstract : This thesis is primarily based on a case study on how the Internet affects the advertising industry in Oslo, Norway, and on how the digitization of advertising adds to our understanding of the geography of innovation and urban and regional development. The study argues that the Internet fundamentally changes and challenges the advertising industry, and that advertising merges into market communication and even user experience and product development. READ MORE

  4. 4. Food insecurity and coping strategies in semiarid areas : the case of Mvumi in central Tanzania

    Author : Emma T. Liwenga; Tor A Benjaminsen; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Food insecurity; semiarid; local knowledge; seasonality; coping strategies; livelihood strategies.; Human geography; Kulturgeografi; Human Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : This study examines how people in dryland areas cope with food insecurity and adversities over time. It draws from the experience of the Gogo people living in Mvumi in the semiarid zone of central Tanzania, an area with a long history of food shortages. The study specifically examines the potential for dryland resources to sustain livelihoods. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Government Used to Hide the Truth, But Now We Can Speak : Contemporary Esotericism in Ukraine 1986–2014

    Author : Kateryna Zorya; Per Faxneld; Simon Sorgenfrei; Oleg Yarosh; Södertörns högskola; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; esotericism; occultism; magic; Ukrainian history; Soviet history; transmission of esoteric ideas; intelligentsia; intellectuals; history of ideas.; Historical Studies; Historiska studier; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Baltic and East European studies;

    Abstract : The dissolution of the Soviet Union on December 26, 1991, marked the end of what has been called the most extensive sociological experiment in history. Newly formed post-Soviet states found themselves in a state of total anomie—a society-wide collapse of social norms. READ MORE