Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/180843
Authors: 
Dohse, Dirk
Fornahl, Dirk
Vehrke, Julian
Year of Publication: 
2018
Citation: 
[Journal:] European Planning Studies [ISSN:] 1469-5944 [Volume:] 26 [Issue:] 6 [Pages:] 1137-1159
Abstract: 
Since the mid-1990s German technology policy has experienced a paradigmatic shift from standard grant schemes towards a region-oriented and competition-based R&D policy. Currently, a new policy experiment, the InterClust contest, is under way, trying to simultaneously foster place-based innovation, R&D internationalization and the internationalization of innovative places. The current paper analyses the new policy, relating it to the recent literatures on heterogeneous firms and on cluster-life cycles, and presents results from a firm survey performed in 21 winner regions of InterClust. Findings show that the new funding scheme takes insights from recent theoretical developments into account and addresses important impediments to firm and cluster internationalization. Although it is too early for an overall assessment, it is argued that the long-term impact will critically depend on the inflow of heterogeneous knowledge and the strength of intra-regional mobilization effects.
Subjects: 
industrial clusters
knowledge spillovers
technology policy
JEL: 
O30
R11
F61
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Published Version






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