Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/27105
Authors: 
Mueller, Pamela
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Freiberg working papers 2005,17
Abstract: 
Knowledge is recognized as a crucial element of economic growth in addition to physical capital and labor. Knowledge can be transformed into products and processes and is, in this way, exploited commercially. The ability to produce, identify, and exploit knowledge depends on the existing knowledge stock and the absorptive capacity of actors such as employees at firms and researchers at universities and research institutions. The existing knowledge stock might not be commercialized to its full extent; therefore, knowledge flows must occur and transmission channels are needed. The paper tests the hypotheses that entrepreneurship and university-industry relations are vehicles for knowledge flows and, thus, spur economic growth.
Subjects: 
Regional growth
regional development
Knowledge
Entrepreneurship
university-industry relations
JEL: 
M13
O18
O31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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