Utgiven
2008-november
Språk
Engelska
Serienummer
VA 2008:13
Serie
Vinnova rapport
ISBN
978-91-85959-36-5
ISSN
1650-3104/1651-355X
Antal sidor
164
Författare
Johan Lindman - Royal Institute of Technology, Jonas Timsjö - Uppsala University & Nancy Özbek - Karolinska Institutet
Pris
Utgivare
Vinnova
Diarienummer
2008-01612
Ämne
Hälsa

Despite the fact that the reasoning behind location of large pharmaceutical firms is largely known, the exact geographical configuration of their activities is largely unknown. The aim of this master's thesis is to identify this unknown geographical configuration of big pharma R&D and manufacturing units. By analysing this empirical data, areas of high concentrations of big pharma activity and trends in localisations can be identified. Following this, analyses from different perspectives have been carried out to explain certain aspects of these localisations and trends. The study is part of the Vinnova assignment by the Swedish Government to carry out an international study to shed light on the competitiveness of the Swedish sectorial innovation systems of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical technology in international comparison.