Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162482
Authors: 
Fritsch, Michael
Kublina, Sandra
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Jena Economic Research Papers 2016-009
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the effect of related and unrelated variety on regional growth in West Germany. In particular, we analyze the role of regional absorptive capacity and new business formation for these effects. We find that West German regions benefit from both types of varieties. The positive effect of unrelated variety on growth is more pronounced in regions with higher levels of absorptive capacity in terms of R&D activities and with higher levels of new business formation. Such moderating effects cannot be found for related variety.
Subjects: 
related variety
unrelated variety
knowledge spillovers
regional absorptive capacity
entrepreneurship
regional growth
JEL: 
R11
R12
D62
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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