Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/124293
Authors: 
Schiller, Daniel
Thomsen, Stephan L.
Wassmann, Pia
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
54th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Regional development & globalisation: Best practices", 26-29 August 2014, St. Petersburg, Russia
Abstract: 
This paper assesses the extent to which cooperation impacts innovation performance of firms in rural regions characterized by a solid economic performance despite a low-technology industrial structure. Particular emphasis is placed on the spatial and functional dimension of cooperation. Generic results for the German region of Lower Bavaria show that firms do not profit primarily from R&D-intensive forms of cooperation, but that other forms of cooperation are more important for regional firms. For policymakers, this implies that an exclusive focus on R&D-based regional innovation policies may be neither appropriate nor sufficient for stimulating innovativeness in this type of region.
Subjects: 
innovation
connectivity
low-tech industries
rural region
R&D
Germany
JEL: 
R11
O18
O31
L25
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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