Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/111866
Authors: 
Dettmann, Anja
Brenner, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers on Innovation and Space 03.10
Abstract: 
Spatial proximity is assumed in the literature to be a prerequisite and trigger for cooperation and, subsequently, innovation. This paper examines conceptually the role of proximity between actors for cooperation activities. Using theories and findings from social psychology and combining them with geographical issues, it provides new insights into the emergence and development of professional collaborative relationships and the role that spatial proximity plays. Thereby the paper stays on the level of individuals (micro-level) and explains how the willingness to collaborate emerges and how local partner priorities are developed.
Subjects: 
Collaboration
Partner Choice
Proximity
Innovation
Geography
JEL: 
L14
O32
R10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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