Chapter 8. Industry Specialization and Leveraging Intellectual Capital

Names such as “Mobile Valley” and “Wireless Valley” have been given to Sweden's seven large mobile ICT clusters, which together comprise a regional network unsurpassed in the world. The largest and most important one is the Stockholm-Kista cluster. Sweden has become a “high-speed globile innovations community,”[1] centered around cutting-edge innovation for global applications in mobile computing technologies, while preserving the traditional Swedish small community character.

Sweden's high-tech success has in part been enabled by the Swedish people's natural acceptance and thorough utilization of information and communication technologies. During the past 10 years, these technologies ...

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