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Working Paper No. 22. The Exit of Pharmacia and Regional Growth

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Ann-Charlotte Fridh, Entry, Företagandets villkor, Konkurs, Regional tillväxt, Start-ups
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In this paper we ask whether the withdrawal of a major employer (Pharmacia) from a region in Sweden (Uppsala) has had a negative effect on employment growth. We explore the possibility that the exit of Pharmacia may not have had a negative effect on the total employment in the region. It might be the case that new innovative resources with economic potential have been released due to the withdrawal leading to new firm formation and expansion of existing firms. We find no evidence that the withdrawal has led to a negative effect on employment growth in the region.

Fridh, A-C. (2003). The Exit of Pharmacia and Regional Growth. Ratio Working Paper No. 22.

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Working Paper No. 22. The Exit of Pharmacia and Regional Growth
Working paperPublication
Fridh, A-C.
Publication year

2003

Abstract

In this paper we ask whether the withdrawal of a major employer (Pharmacia) from a region in Sweden (Uppsala) has had a negative effect on employment growth. We explore the possibility that the exit of Pharmacia may not have had a negative effect on the total employment in the region. It might be the case that new innovative resources with economic potential have been released due to the withdrawal leading to new firm formation and expansion of existing firms. We find no evidence that the withdrawal has led to a negative effect on employment growth in the region.

Working Paper No. 21. Titanium Implants – A Comparison of a Swedish and an Ohio Firm
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Fridh, A-C.
Publication year

2003

Abstract

Two firms in the health care market are studied in a case study of the introduction of two almost identical innovations. The two firms, both in the titanium implant business have been chosen so that they match when it comes to origin, technology and customers. But the diffusion occurred in two different (institutional) environments, the Swedish and the US. The whole process from invention to innovation and diffusion in the market is studied. The analysis takes its starting point in competence bloc theory (a Schumpeterian theory). We find that the institutional environment is crucial for firm growth.

Working Paper No. 21. Titanium Implants – A Comparison of a Swedish and an Ohio Firm
Working paperPublication
Fridh, A-C.
Publication year

2003

Abstract

Two firms in the health care market are studied in a case study of the introduction of two almost identical innovations. The two firms, both in the titanium implant business have been chosen so that they match when it comes to origin, technology and customers. But the diffusion occurred in two different (institutional) environments, the Swedish and the US. The whole process from invention to innovation and diffusion in the market is studied. The analysis takes its starting point in competence bloc theory (a Schumpeterian theory). We find that the institutional environment is crucial for firm growth.

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