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dc.contributor.authorSofka, Wolfgangen_US
dc.contributor.authorGrimpe, Christophen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-30T15:47:42Z-
dc.date.available2009-11-30T15:47:42Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/28613-
dc.description.abstractSearching for externally available knowledge has been characterized as a vital part of the innovation process. The availability of such innovation impulses, however, critically depends on the environment a firm is operating in. Little is known on how institutional infrastructures for innovation differ with respect to the munificence in providing innovation impulses. In this paper, we suggest that these differences are particularly pronounced between established market economies and transition economies. We argue that these differences shape a firm's search pattern and that the search pattern subsequently moderates the relationship between innovation inputs and outputs. Based on a sample of more than 4,500 firms from ten European countries we find that search strategies differ considerably between established market and transition economies. Search in transition economies is characterized by much more variety. However, management capacity in these countries is a particularly scarce resource which is why focused search strategies turn out to be most successful.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 09-061en_US
dc.subject.jelL60en_US
dc.subject.jelO32en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSearch strategiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordopen innovationen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransition economiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordinstitutional infrastructure for innovationen_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwWissenstransferen_US
dc.subject.stwInformationsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwSuchtheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwÜbergangswirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwOsteuropaen_US
dc.subject.stwWesteuropaen_US
dc.titleSearching for innovation in market and transition economies: evidence across Europeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn611192020en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:09061-
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