Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/55142
Authors: 
Schimke, Antje
Teichert, Nina
Ott, Ingrid
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Working paper series in economics 38
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the contribution of local knowledge endowment to employment growth in nanotechnology firms. We exploit a unique data set focusing on firms operating in fields that apply nanotechnology. Our findings suggest that regions that offer knowledge can stimulate employment growth in smaller and younger firms. By contrast, being embedded into specialised regions might be counterproductive, especially for firms belonging to a particularly knowledge intensive sector and older firms.
Subjects: 
employment growth
local knowledge endowment
general purpose technology
specialisation
nanotechnology
spillover
JEL: 
D83
L25
O31
R11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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