Maximising the economic and technological impact of large companies in Fyrstad


Frystad EU Secretariat, Sweden

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The project involved research on the role played by large firms in upgrading and developing local suppliers within two different sectoral clusters. The research adopted an in-depth case study approach focusing on three large firms, AutoNova, Saab Automobile and Volvo Aero Corporation, and the extent that they have developed strong linkages with local suppliers in the region of Fyrstad in Sweden. The research found that links created within the aerospace cluster were probably more important for self-sustaining regional development than those within the automotive cluster