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Title:Innovator networks and regional knowledge base PDF Logo
Authors:Cantner, Uwe
Meder, Andreas
ter Wal, Anne
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Jena economic research papers 2008,042
Abstract:This paper concerns the regional innovation system approach. It deals with the characteristics of three regional systems, Northern Hesse, Alpes-Maritime and Jena, and focusses on each regional network of innovators. In this context the importance of the size and homogeneity of a regional pool of knowledge spillovers for those networks is analyzed. We find evidence that an increasing regional knowledge base in combination with an increasing homogeneity of this knowledge base enhances the knowledge ows and the incentives for actors to interact with each other.
Subjects:Cooperation
innovator networks
complementarity of knowledge
interaction structure
JEL:O31
P25
Q55
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Jena Economic Research Papers, MPI für Ökonomik

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