Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/102955
Authors: 
Hammer, Andrea
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series in Economics, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) 63
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the agglomeration of Knowledge Intensive Service (KIS) firms in urban areas. In accordance with the Regional Innovation Systems approach it is argued that cities provide crucial innovation advantages working as centripetal forces for KIS. Applying multivariate logit regressions to a company survey of the city of Karlsruhe, the second largest city of the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg, shows positive effects of local cooperation and urban infrastructures on the innovation probability of KIS firms. However, the effects vary with the type of innovation pursued, thus demonstrating a high complexity of local relations conducive to KIS firm innovation.
Subjects: 
Knowledge Intensive Services
Regional Innovation Systems
urban innovation
innovation in services
local cooperation
urban infrastructure
JEL: 
O31
R12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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