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New technology-based firms in Germany: a survey of the recent evidence

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  • Licht, Georg
  • Nerlinger, Eric

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The Importance and Contribution of new technology-based Firms (NTBFs) to long term economic development is at the center of a controversial debate. This paper provides an overview of the current status of research on various issues concerning NTBFs in Germany. The issues covered include the incidence of start-ups firms in Germany?s technology-intensive sectors and their regional clustering. The review also shows that NTBFs play an important role with regard to the transfer, adoption and diffusion of technology. The public support and policy initiatives for new technology-based firms in Germany are also discussed. --

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Research Policy.

Volume (Year): 26 (1998)
Issue (Month): 9 (April)
Pages: 1005-1022

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Handle: RePEc:eee:respol:v:26:y:1998:i:9:p:1005-1022

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  18. Wolfgang Becker, 2003. "Evaluation of the Role of Universities in the Innovation Process," Discussion Paper Series 241, Universitaet Augsburg, Institute for Economics.

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