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The Industrial Innovation Potential of the Regions: Stuttgart and Munich Further Ahead

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  • Alexander Eickelpasch

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Innovation potential is not only an elementary precondition for economic efficiency and affluence for nations, but also for regions. Measured on R&D employment in the manufacturing industry, regional concentration has continued to remain high since 1998. The regions of Munich and Stuttgart lead by a wide margin. However, the study shows that not only strong regions benefit from structural change but also less favored regions. Conversely, for regions with a leading edge, there is no guarantee of a future leadership role. Urbanized regions have primarily gained. It is noticeable that - apart from exceptions - East Germany lags behind as a research location.

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Article provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its journal Weekly Report.

Volume (Year): 4 (2008)
Issue (Month): 8 ()
Pages: 49-57

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Handle: RePEc:diw:diwwrp:wr4-8

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Keywords: Regional innovation systems; Research and development; Manufacturing;

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