Building Regional Competencies

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dc.contributor.author Norus, Jesper en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:24:44Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:24:44Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01-14T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 8791549078 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6770
dc.description.abstract This paper analyzes the foundations of regional knowledge and its long-term impact on the region’s companies’ and how a particular knowledge has developed an ability to stay competitive within a specific technological field. The case illustrates how the Copenhagen region has been able to develop a dominating position in the global market for industrial enzymes from 1870-2004. The case of industrial enzymes shows how a region has been able to build sustainable competitive advantages from its distinctive competencies. This is done through a mixture of outsourcing and in sourcing of competencies, knowledge and technologies from other regions in a ramified set of interacting networks. The key personnel within the regions firms are deliberately allowed to engage in the formations of these non-disclosure network activities so that professional knowledge communities has been established across regional boundaries and thereby formed the basis for globalization of the knowledge and the markets for industrial enzymes. Last but not least the paper demonstrates how the region’s major firm, Novozymes, the world-leading manufacturer of industrial enzymes, even before the term virtual organization came into fashion, positioned itself as an interactive partner in the center of a globalized system of academic institutions, customers and clients. en_US
dc.format.extent 26 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Biotech Business Working Paper;2004-007 en_US
dc.subject.other kep en_US
dc.title Building Regional Competencies en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt05jan14 miel en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Organisation og Arbejdssociologi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort CEBI en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Organization and Industrial Sociology en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IOA en_US
dc.idnumber 8791549078 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2004 en_US
dc.title.subtitle The Industrial Enzymes Industry en_US


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