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Title:Regional competitiveness, university spillovers and entrepreneurial activity PDF Logo
Authors:Audretsch, David B.
Hülsbeck, Marcel
Lehmann, Erik E.
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:UO Working Paper Series 02-10
Abstract:This study examines the impact of regional competitiveness on the innovative activity of entrepreneurial firms. Based on a unique and hand collected data set of publicly listed high technology start-ups and university regions, this paper tests how regional competitiveness and university spillovers affect the innovation behaviour of entrepreneurial firms. The results provide strong evidence that regional competitiveness and university spillovers are strong complements in fostering innovation activity of entrepreneurial firms. However, the results also raise the question whether incentives for universities and their actors might lead to crowding out effects.
Subjects:Regional Competitiveness
University Spillovers
Entrepreneurship
JEL:M13
L20
R30
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Unternehmensführung und Organisation Working Papers, Universität Augsburg

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