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  • 1.
    Amcoff, Jan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Mohall, Marcus
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Östh, John
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Detaljhandelns förändrade geografi2015Report (Other academic)
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  • 2.
    Björnermark, Maria
    et al.
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Division for Quality Enhancement.
    Ljunghammar, Therese
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Division for Quality Enhancement.
    Maandi, Camilla
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Division for Quality Enhancement.
    Magnusson, Maria
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Division for Quality Enhancement.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Division for Quality Enhancement.
    Fokus forskarutbildning: Fördjupad analys av en enkätundersökning riktad till doktorander och handledare vid Uppsala universitet2023Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 3.
    Björnermark, Maria
    et al.
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Division for Quality Enhancement.
    Ljunghammar, Therese
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Division for Quality Enhancement.
    Magnusson, Maria
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Division for Quality Enhancement.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Division for Quality Enhancement.
    Studenternas uppfattningar om lärande och lärandemiljö: En fördjupad analys av Uppsala universitets studentbarometer 20182020Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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    Studenternas uppfattningar om lärande och lärandemiljö
  • 4. Hallencreutz, Daniel
    et al.
    Lindquist, Pär
    Lundequist, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    FoU i små- och medelstora miljöteknikföretag: en enkätundersökning av inriktning, finansiering, samverkan och hinder2008Report (Other academic)
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  • 5. Hallencreutz, Daniel
    et al.
    Lindquist, Pär
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Life Science i Uppsala: Företag 20082009Report (Other academic)
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    LSiU Indikatorer (2009)
  • 6.
    Jansson, Johan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Quality and regional competitiveness2011In: Environment and planning A, ISSN 0308-518X, E-ISSN 1472-3409, Vol. 43, no 9, p. 2237-2252Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent literature on competitiveness has focused on innovation and industrial dynamics.In this paper it is argued that innovation is not enough when competing on global markets, at least incertain types of industries where performance, standards, and perceptions of the product are at theforefront. In addition to existing theory,we focus on the role of `quality' in creating and sustaining regionalcompetitive advantage. A theoretical framework for identifying and analyzing processes creating andrecreating understandings, perceptions, and experiences of quality, that is, a quality promise, is presented.In the framework, the quality process is divided into three dimensions, labelled performance, projection,and protection. Regional competitiveness is arguably achieved when: (a) a good or a service is wellrepresented in one or more of the quality dimensions; (b) quality perception and knowledge permeateall actors and their activities and are inherent throughout the value chain; and (c) space is an integralpart of these processes in that it facilitates (i) localized learning/localization economies, and(ii) place-based branding. It is argued that `quality' should be viewed as deeply embedded in spaceand that quality processes have both homogeneous and heterogeneous characteristics.

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  • 7.
    Jansson, Johan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Division for Quality Enhancement. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Quality and space: a framework for quality-based regional competitiveness2017In: Regions and competitiveness: Contemporary theories and perspectives on economic development / [ed] Robert Huggins and Piers Thompson, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017, p. 332-Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Jansson, Johan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Quality, space and regional competition: conceptualizing a 'quality model'2010Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In the wake of globalization a new economic and competitive landscape has developed and, from both a research and policy perspective, increased efforts are being put into understanding and stimulating innovativeness. However, in this paper it is argued that innovation, or innovativeness, is perhaps insufficient when competing on global markets, at least in certain types of industries where performance, standards, and perceptions of the product are at the forefront. In addition to existing theory we focus on the role of ‘quality’ in creating and sustaining regional competitive advantage. A quality model is introduced as a tool for understanding and analyzing the role of quality in relation to spatial embeddedness and geographical scales. Quality is here identified as a promise or a set of promises, experienced, constructed, mediated and negotiated by a variety of actors: producers, customers/consumers, and intermediaries. These promises are divided into three quality indicators and mechanisms identifying different states and processes stimulating quality creation, labelled performance, projection, and protection. The paper argues that a focus on quality processes and the relation to space contributes to the understanding of regional competitiveness. Regional competitiveness is arguably achieved when: a) quality perception and knowledge permeate all actors and their activities and are inherent throughout the value chain; b) a good or a service is well represented in one or more of the quality indicators of the model; and c) space is an integral part of these processes in that it facilitates i) localized learning/localization economies and ii) place-based branding.

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  • 9. Jonsson Franchi, Helena
    et al.
    Vallerius, Therese
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Hallencreutz, Daniel
    Lundequist, Per
    Mascanzoni, Daniel
    Initiativ och kapitalförsörjning till bioteknikindustrin: en kartläggning av Sverige, Italien och USA med regionala exempel2004Report (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
  • 10.
    Lundequist, Per
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Life Science i Uppsala: Företag 20062007Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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    LSiU Indikatorer (2007)
  • 11.
    Lundequist, Per
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Life Science i Uppsala: Företag 20072008Report (Other academic)
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    LSiU Indikatorer (2008)
  • 12.
    Lundequist, Per
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Promoting localized excellence in research and innovation: mapping contemporary policy trends in Sweden2008Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    High-tech and science-based industries have been hyped as a key part of the knowledge economy and governments have acknowledged research and innovation as a top priority for promoting competitive advantage. A prominent trend in recent years in many European countries and beyond has been to direct research funding towards so-called Centres of Excellences (CoE): micro-concentrations of high-skilled workers and socially networked knowledge workers. By exploring recent trends in innovation policies in the case of Sweden, and setting up a comprehensive database including data from 110 granted CoE-initiative applications, a detailed picture is presented focusing on key policy actors, program design, prioritised sectors, and characteristics of leading researchers. Drawing on a theoretical model of localised excellence, we suggest that the initiatives can be mapped and further analysed along three dimensions: research; innovation; and value creation. We conclude by briefly discussing methodological issues concerning the possibilities and challenges of using this kind of empirical material for analysing localized knowledge production in the knowledge-based economy. Finally, the current policy rhetoric emphasising the importance of cluster- and CoE-initiatives for promoting economic growth is critically discussed.

  • 13.
    Lundequist, Per
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Regionalizing 'Mode 2'?: The adoption of Centres of Excellence in Swedish resarch policy2010In: Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human Geography, ISSN 0435-3684, E-ISSN 1468-0467, Vol. 92B, no 3, p. 263-279Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article contributes to the ongoing debate on the role of university research for innovation and economic growth, a debate highly influenced by concepts such as Mode 2 and regional innovation systems and clusters. A prominent trend in many EU and OECD countries is to direct research funding towards so-called Centres of Excellence (CoEs) in order to stimulate the industrial output of scientific research. The implementation of the CoE approach is viewed as an attempt to bridge research and innovation policy. By using Sweden as an example and providing an overview and critical discussion concerning Swedish research policy during the period 2001 to 2007 we show that the rhetoric within research policy has changed and become increasingly intertwined with innovation policy. In practice, however, this is not as evident. The study draws on (a) an analysis of policy literature pointing out regulatory and organizational changes concerning the increasing emphasis on linking research to competitive industrial milieus, and (b) a comprehensive database including 110 CoEs, presenting a detailed picture of university-industry collaboration, cross-disciplinarity, and prioritized sectors. We fiind that the CoEs account for a relatively small share of government funding, but may however have a strengthening impact on particular research milieus and industries, especially in the life sciences. Additionally, although contemporary policy rhetoric appears to highlight steering funding to geographically-concentrated milieus, thereby linking leading university research to regional industrial clusters, this has only been manifested in a few cases – notably in the Vinnväxt programme run by Vinnova, the national agency promoting innovation systems.

  • 14. Teigland, Robin
    et al.
    Lindqvist, Göran
    Malmberg, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Investigating the Uppsala Biotech Cluster: Baseline Results from the 2004 Uppsala Biotech Cluster Survey2004Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Just 65 kilometers to the north of Stockholm, Sweden, the Uppsala region has beenincreasingly receiving worldwide recognition during the past five years as a strongand dynamic cluster in the field of biotechnology. In 2003, Vinnova and theVinnväxt Program awarded Uppsala BIO – the Life Science Initiative a package offinancial support for a period of ten years to further support the region’sdevelopment and competitiveness. Uppsala BIO contracted CIND to facilitate inthis process, and one of CIND’s first activities was to conduct the 2004 UppsalaBiotech Cluster Survey. This survey was designed to gain an understanding of thecurrent “state of affairs” in the Uppsala biotech cluster, and selected survey resultsare presented in this report.

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  • 15.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Arbete och sysselsättning - Arvika och Järfälla2000In: Mot en kommunal utvecklingsplanering? : fallstudier av Sveriges kommuner, Uppsala, Ascender AB , 2000Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Den kinesiska staden under omvandling: en studie av urbanisering och stadsmorfologi2000Report (Other scientific)
  • 17.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Geography and the retail industry: A literature review with a special focus on Sweden2014Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The changing nature of the retail industry is something that has been widely studied during the last few decades. On a more general level, these changes have involved, on the one hand, despite recent economic crises, a rapid expansion and growth of the retail industry, increased market entries and representation of transnational retail chain stores, and a growing interest in consumer behaviour and awareness. On the other hand, these changes also show clear spatial characteristics pointing to the importance of not only location, but also a wider geographical understanding of what, how and where these changes are taking place. This has come not least to involve numerous studies trying to understand the complex spatial nature of production/commodity chains of goods and services as well as the embeddedness of local and global networks of stores and retailers, but it has also generated inputs to a seemingly never-ending debate concerning the relocation of retail activities – foremost from inner-city, or high-street, locations to external retail establishments. In the Swedish media, this debate has come to focus on the availability of, and accessibility to, retail and services. This would typically involve discussions concerning the demise or impoverishment of the inner city, the closing down of rural or country stores, or an overall diminishing supply of necessary services. Besides a few governmental reports, the geography of changing retail conditions concerning the above is not a widely studied topic however. As Sweden is a sparsely populated country, it is not farfetched as to assume that these are important questions, especially when and if the availability of and accessibility of retail opportunities are being jeopardized. Thus, the purpose of the literature review at hand is to provide a general overview of the characteristics of and recent progress in the retail industry, and to give a short account of developments in Sweden.

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  • 18.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Guilty by association: a cross-industrial approach to sourcing complementary knowledge in the Uppsala biotechnology cluster2009In: European Planning Studies, ISSN 0965-4313, E-ISSN 1469-5944, Vol. 17, no 11, p. 1605-1624Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A wide range of industrial studies recognize the tendency of similar and related economic activities to co-locate in so-called industrial systems or clusters. While a cluster is defined by its cross-industrial relations the supporting and complementary role of cluster actors is seldom fully explored. This study will focus on the dynamics of cluster relations and give an account for the complementary nature of clusters by analysing anchor firms and complementary agents (such as specialized service providers and institutions for collaboration) in the Uppsala biotechnology cluster in Sweden. The empirical data used involves a triangulation of interview, survey and individual-based register data based upon a mapping of cluster actors active in 2002 and 2003. It is shown that both the formerly dominant pharmaceutical company and the local university have actively taken the role as anchor firms/organizations creating a local and dynamic milieu for biotechnology activities. Furthermore, it is shown that the local cluster consists of a variety of complementary agents contributing to knowledge spillovers and cluster competitiveness.

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  • 19.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Jobless growth?: Investigating the structure and geography of the labor force in the Swedish life science industry2009Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Policy-makers, as well as scholars, are often positing the life science industry in general, and biotechnology in specific, as a future engine of economic growth. It is stipulated that growth in the industry ultimately will result in a major boost in national employment numbers. However, in the paper we primarily find that the Swedish life science industry (encompassing pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical technology firms) only stands for a small share of the total employment in Sweden. In the paper we argue that a focus on employment is not necessarily the most appropriate policy approach to assess the impacts of the life science industry on the overall economy. In the paper, the scope, structure and geography of the life science industry and its labour force in Sweden is mapped and analysed by using a unique set of data of about 1 200 firms and 54 000 employees. We find that the labour force in the industry have significantly higher education and income levels compared to national averages, as well as being heavily concentrated to larger metropolitan areas and major university cities. Although employing relatively few people and being more or less dependant on the inclusion and success of a small number of major pharmaceutical firms, we find that the industry may still have an important impact on the national economy. This is manifested by high levels of education, income, and export revenues, particularly in specific regions. As such, this paper contributes to the ongoing discussion on ‘jobless growth’.

  • 20.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Kommunerna och arbetsmarknadspolitiken: en studie över kummunal planering av arbets- och sysselsättningsfrågor med exempel från Arvika och Järfälla1999Report (Other scientific)
  • 21.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Life science och humankapitalet: 'Jobless growth' på specialiserade och lokala arbetsmarknader?2009Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Life science - framför allt bioteknik, läkemedel och medicinsk teknik - har under senare år lyfts fram som en framtids- eller tillväxtbransch inom både policy och forskning. Det har antagits att tillväxt inom branschen också kommer att stimulera och generera ökad sysselsättning. Denna studie ställer sig frågande till om en sysselsättningsbaserad syn på tillväxt är rätt sätt att betrakta branschens framtidspotential. Genom en utförlig kartläggning av företag med life science-inriktning framgår att branschen, även brett definierad, endast står för en liten andel av den totala sysselsättningen i Sverige. Med hjälp av ett unikt individbaserat databasmaterial innehållande cirka 1 200 företag och 54 000 individer i Sverige diskuteras istället branschens betydelse i termer av humankapital och geografisk specialisering. Av studien framgår att arbetskraften i life science-branschen är bättre utbildad och har en högre inkomstnivå jämfört med övriga Sverige samtidigt som företagen är starkt koncentrerade till storstadsområden och större universitetsstäder. Trots att branschen endast sysselsätter ett fåtal personer och till stora delar är beroende av ett fåtal multinationella företag utgör life science-företagen viktiga aktörer i den nationella ekonomin - framför allt genom höga utbildnings-, inkomst- och exportnivåer - och företrädesvis i vissa regioner. Denna studie utgör, som sådant, ett inlägg i debatten om ’jobless growth’ (det vill säga ekonomisk tillväxt utan sysselsättningsökning).

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  • 22.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Life sciences and human capital: Jobless growth on specialised and local labour markets?2011In: Growth and Change, ISSN 0017-4815, E-ISSN 1468-2257, Vol. 42, no 3, p. 231-260Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Policy makers and scholars often regard the life science industry in general, and bio-technology in particular, as an engine of future economic growth. The expectation is that growth in the industry will ultimately provide a major boost to national employment numbers. However, in this paper, I find that the Swedish life science industry (encompassing pharmaceutical, bio-technology, and medical technology firms) accounts for only a small proportion of total employment in Sweden. Given the recent discussion on jobless growth (i.e., economic growth without employment growth), it is here argued that focusing on employment is not necessarily the best policy approach to assessing the impacts of the life science industry on the overall economy. This paper maps and analyses the scope, structure, and geography of the life science industry and its workforce in Sweden using a unique set of data covering approximately 1,200 firms and 53,000 employees. The industry’s workforce has education and income levels significantly higher than national averages, and is heavily concentrated in larger metropolitan areas and major university cities. Despite employing relatively few people and being more or less dependent on the existence and success of a few major pharmaceutical firms, the industry may still have a significant impact on the national economy by engendering high levels of education, income, and export revenues, particularly in specific regions.

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  • 23.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    To capture an emerging industry: using industrial standards to identify the biotech industry2009In: International Journal of Social Research Methodology, ISSN 1364-5579, E-ISSN 1464-5300, Vol. 12, no 5, p. 441-456Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Standard industrial classification systems are the cornerstone of quantitative research in several fields. Data collected and coded on the basis of such systems often provide the most complete and accessible material with which to investigate, quantify and map the industrial landscape, and understand the economy at large. However, as relatively static classifications, they present researchers attempting to capture new, emerging and growth industries with a number of problems. Our understanding of the dynamics of economic development is largely based on aggregated firm data, often categorised and identified using an intertwined system of national and international industrial classification standards. This paper uses the example of the biotech industry in testing the ongoing appropriateness of one such industrial classification system, namely the Swedish industrial classification system.

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  • 24.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Uppsalas biotekniska industriella system: En ekonomisk-geografisk studie av interaktion, kunskapsspridning och arbetsmarknadsrörlighet2005Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The main purpose of the thesis is to study industrial transformation and growth within a local cluster of biotech activities in Uppsala, Sweden. A combination of theoretical approaches is used to address questions of why certain regions become more competitive: the cluster approach, innovation systems theory, and the technological systems approach. First, the industrial system is mapped in order to identify important local actors and structures. Secondly, by using interviews, a questionnaire, and a longitudinal database, key relations are studied from a spatial point of view. Four different fields of interaction are studied: business and market interaction; interaction with investors; collaborative and overall social interaction; and labor market interaction.

    The importance of the local milieu varies depending on the types of interaction in focus. Business interaction is predominantly global. Relations with investors are mainly regional and focused to the broader Stockholm region. The local milieu in Uppsala is more significant with respect to formal cooperation and collaboration, especially between local academy and industry actors, as well as informal interaction and social networks. The local milieu also seems to be important for knowledge transfer on the labor market.

    The creation of innovations and competitiveness is not just an outcome of buyer-supplier linkages, but is also a result of both formal and informal interaction occurring between industry and actors in the institutional and environmental setting, where knowledge, skills and information can be traded and/or transferred. Thus, the presence of knowledge intensive local actors and the quality of the relations is an important factor for the creation of industrial transformation and growth.

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  • 25.
    Waxell, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Writing up the region: anchor firm dismantling and the construction of a perceived regional advantage in Swedish news media2016In: European Planning Studies, ISSN 0965-4313, E-ISSN 1469-5944, Vol. 24, no 4, p. 742-761Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates how geographic representations and regional industrial identity in news media are used to mobilize local/regional actors and to attract inward and outward investments by mediating and narrating stories of the recovery and rebirth of a region in distress – that is, how media contribute to economic development in or of the region. The study targets media attention covering the dismantling and relocation of two regionally embedded life science and likewise anchor firms: the Pharmacia and Upjohn merger in Uppsala in 1995 and the closure of AstraZeneca’s operations in Lund in 2010. By drawing on the method of framing and content analysis of news articles derived from a public media database, the analysis show that: (a) geographic representation and associations are intensified in times of media turbulence; (b) news coverage follows two subsequent phases (an initial ‘crisis’ phase and a following more optimistic ‘recovery’ phase) and (c) news media (as intermediary actors and arenas) by communicating ideas of a shared regional industrial identity contribute to the construction of a ‘perceived regional advantage’ (as understood and communicated by news media). Thus, regional industrial identity-building and how the region is perceived by internal and external audiences are important for regional development.

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  • 26.
    Waxell, Anders
    et al.
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Division for Quality Enhancement.
    Björnermark, Maria
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Division for Quality Enhancement.
    Maandi, Camilla
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Division for Quality Enhancement.
    Conditions for conducting high-quality research: Results from a research evaluation survey at Uppsala University2019Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In light of a recent research evaluation exercise carried out at Uppsala Universityin 2016 and 2017 (Quality and Renewal 2017), this study investigates the preconditionsand processes perceived to contribute to an enhanced embedded researchquality culture. The study draws on the results from a survey answered bynearly 3 700 research-active staff, including doctoral students. A mixed-methodsapproach is adopted based on both a quantitative binary logistic regression modelcombining significant factors from three survey-related themes and a qualitativeanalysis based on answers to open-ended questions. The results from the binarylogistic regression show that respondents who receive constructive feedback, haveaccess to good support and infrastructure, have a good social environment at thedepartment, and have a reliable funding situation have the highest odds ratios forperceiving the conditions for conducting high-quality research as good or verygood. These results are also supported by the analysis of the open-ended questions,lending validity to the conclusions.

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    Conditions conducting high-guality research
  • 27.
    Waxell, Anders
    et al.
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Division for Quality Enhancement.
    Björnermark, Maria
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Division for Quality Enhancement.
    Maandi, Camilla
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Division for Quality Enhancement.
    Conditions for Conducting High‐Quality Research: Results from a Research Evaluation Survey at Uppsala University2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In light of a recently undertaken research evaluation exercise carried out at Uppsala University in2016 and 2017 (Q&R17), this study aims to investigate the preconditions and processes perceived tocontribute to an enhanced embedded research quality culture. The study draws on the results from asurvey answered by nearly 3,700 research active staff, including doctoral students. A mixed‐methodsapproach is used based on logistic regressions and text analyses of open‐ended questions. The resultsshow that constructive feedback, access to good support and infrastructure, a good socialenvironment, and a reliable funding situation are important for conducting high‐quality research.

  • 28.
    Waxell, Anders
    et al.
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Division for Quality Enhancement.
    Björnermark, Maria
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Division for Quality Enhancement.
    Maandi, Camilla
    Uppsala University, University Administration, Division for Quality Enhancement.
    Results from the Q&R17 research environment survey2017In: Quality andRenewal 2017 (Kvalitet och förnyelse 2017): Research Environment Evaluation at Uppsala University / [ed] Malmberg, Anders et al., Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2017, p. 39-63, 651-662Chapter in book (Other academic)
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  • 29.
    Waxell, Anders
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Hallencreutz, Daniel
    Lundequist, Per
    Lundequist, Karsten
    Ottosson, Jan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
    Life Science-sektorn i Sverige: Kompetens, arbetsmarknad och geografi2006Report (Other academic)
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  • 30.
    Waxell, Anders
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Jansson, Johan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Sound Affects: Competing with Quality in the Swedish hi-fi Industry2013In: Industry and Innovation, ISSN 1366-2716, E-ISSN 1469-8390, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 316-335Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Traditionally, literature on competitiveness has focused on innovation in networks and/or embedded in local/regional milieus. This paper examines the concept of quality and quality processes as an additional way of understanding the competitiveness of small and highly niched industries. In the theoretical framework, applied on the Swedish hi-fi industry, quality is identified as a promise and divided into three dimensions labelled performance, projection and protection. The quality framework provides a useful tool for analysing measurable and non-measurable aspects of quality sound and sound reproduction. Also, it is argued that competitiveness is stimulated when a product is associated with one of the quality dimensions and when a strong quality perception is inherent throughout the production network. Moreover, we find that quality processes are spatially embedded and that location facilitates both place-based branding and localised learning.

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  • 31.
    Waxell, Anders
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Malmberg, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    What is global and what is local in knowledge-generating interaction?: The case of the biotech cluster in Uppsala, Sweden2007In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, ISSN 0898-5626, E-ISSN 1464-5114, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 137-159Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper is to describe the structure of the biotech cluster in Uppsala, Sweden, and to analyse how cluster knowledge dynamics result from processes and interactions unfolding at different spatial scales. The empirical basis for the analyses are derived from various sources: business registers, an internet- based survey of 106 firms, 23 in-depth interviews with key individuals, and a longitudinal database give data on the degree to which collaborations, rivalry, business transactions, capital sourcing and labour mobility take place in the local cluster. In addition to asking questions about which interactions are most localized and globalized, respectively, the paper also sets out to give an account of the 'clusterness' of the case in point. The paper shows that while the business relations of the biotech companies in Uppsala are strongly globalized, the sourcing of capital, the informal social networking and the labour market dynamics are much more regionalized/ localized.

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