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dc.contributor.authorSchwartz, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorHornych, Christophen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T13:30:26Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T13:30:26Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:gbv:3:2-8741en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/29983-
dc.description.abstractRegarding technological innovativeness, the transformed economy of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) clearly lags behind the Western part of the country. To face this weakness, a broad mixture of policy measures was carried out in recent years. Particular attention is drawn to the development of industry concentrations and economic clusters. However, little is known about the effectiveness of these policy measures regarding how industry concentrations in fact promote innovative performance in Eastern Germany. The present study tries to fill this gap by analyzing the relationship between industry concentration in Eastern Germany and regional innovative performance. Our empirical analysis is based upon the number of patent applications of 22 manufacturing industries in 22 Eastern German planning regions. The estimated regression models indicate an inverted Ushaped relationship between the degree of industry concentration and innovative performance. An exceedingly high degree of industry concentration in one region hampers regional innovative output. We discuss policy implications of our findings and give recommendations for future refinement of clustersupporting policy schemes in Eastern Germany.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInstitut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH) Halle (Saale)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIWH-Diskussionspapiere 2009,8en_US
dc.subject.jelR12en_US
dc.subject.jelO31en_US
dc.subject.jelO38en_US
dc.subject.jelP25en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordIndustry concentrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordAgglomerationen_US
dc.subject.keywordSpecializationen_US
dc.subject.keywordClusteren_US
dc.subject.keywordInnovationen_US
dc.subject.keywordPatentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordEast Germanyen_US
dc.subject.stwVerarbeitendes Gewerbeen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Konzentrationen_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwPatenten_US
dc.subject.stwNeue Bundesländeren_US
dc.titleIndustry concentration and regional innovative performance: Empirical evidence for Eastern Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn598006370en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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