Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/111879
Authors: 
Dettmann, Anja
von Proff, Sidonia
Brenner, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers on Innovation and Space 03.12
Abstract: 
In the literature there is a controversy about the relevance of the spatial dimension in innovation collaboration. We examine the link between the spatial composition of group members and group characteristics which are important for performing innovation projects. To this end, we introduce a social-psychological approach to the field of economic geography. The empirical part is a longitudinal study of 49 inter-organisational innovation groups in Germany. We find that the share of regional partners is rather stable after a funded formation stage. Hence, policy measures aiming at inter-regional collaboration have to be employed at an early stage of group development.
Subjects: 
innovation collaboration
collaboration over distance
network formation
Germany
JEL: 
L14
R12
O38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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