Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/27110
Authors: 
Fritsch, Michael
Slavtchev, Viktor
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Freiberg working papers 2006,15
Abstract: 
We investigate the role of universities as a knowledge source for regional innovation processes. The contribution of universities is tested on the level of German NUTS-3 regions (Kreise) by using a variety of indicators. We find that the intensity and quality of the research conducted by the universities have a significant effect on regional innovative output while pure size is unimportant. Therefore, a policy that wants to promote regional innovation processes by building up universities should place substantial emphasis on the intensity and quality of the research conducted there.
Subjects: 
Universities
innovation
knowledge
spillovers
patents
regional Analysis
JEL: 
O31
O18
R12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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