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dc.contributor.authorGoldbach, Stefanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T14:07:58Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-12T14:07:58Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62307-
dc.description.abstractPolicy makers are interested in fostering economic growth and employment. Therefore, it is important to know how to boost innovation in an effective way. This paper investigates whether entrepreneurs with technical education are more innovative in high-tech industries than economists. The main contribution to the literature is in using the type of education as main explanatory variable for innovation. To analyze this question, the KfW/ZEW Start-Up Panel between 2005 and 2007 is used. Two independent OLS regressions are conducted for entrepreneurs with university degree and practical education. The results suggest that education matters for individuals with a university degree in high-tech industries but not for people with practical education. Having an economics degree is correlated with higher innovativeness. Therefore, for the underlying sample we do not find a nerd effect .en_US
dc.language.isogeren_US
dc.publisherZBW - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft |xKiel und Hamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aBeiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2012: Neue Wege und Herausforderungen für den Arbeitsmarkt des 21. Jahrhunderts - Session: Innovation and Network Industries |xE03-V2en_US
dc.subject.jelA20en_US
dc.subject.jelL26en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.titleInnovation and Education: Is there a 'Nerd Effect'?en_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn730747247-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:vfsc12:62307-

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