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Title:Regional and technological effects of cooperation behavior PDF Logo
Authors:Cantner, Uwe
Meder, Andreas
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Jena economic research papers 2008,014
Abstract:In this paper we investigate the determinants of cooperative innovation and put our main focus on the regional or spatial and on the technological or sectoral dimension. We suggest a method to disentangle these two factors and to extract differential regional effects. The latter can be used to identify and evaluate the strength of regional innovation systems. Applying this method to German patent data we find evidence that regional differences in the degree of cooperative innovation are not only due to the technological/sectoral composition of the region but also due to a specific regional effect.
Subjects:Cooperative innovation
regional innovation system
technological proximity
spatial proximity
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Jena Economic Research Papers (2007-2014), Max-Planck-Institut für Ökonomik und Universität Jena

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