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Firm Innovativeness across Cluster Types

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  • Andreas Eisingerich
  • Oliver Falck
  • Stephan Heblich
  • Tobias Kretschmer

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We ask whether and what kind of unique factors influence the innovativeness of firms in clusters across geographic regions and industrial sectors. We provide evidence for the driving forces of firm innovativeness in different cluster types. Distinguishing between hierarchical clusters of mature industries and non-hierarchical clusters of young industries in North America and Europe, we analyze the effects of inter-firm cooperation, network strength, university linkages and intra-organizational characteristics in support of entrepreneurial intentions on firm innovativeness. We find that heterogeneity across cluster types is important and dominates other differences across countries.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Industry and Innovation.

Volume (Year): 19 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 (April)
Pages: 233-248

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Handle: RePEc:taf:indinn:v:19:y:2012:i:3:p:233-248

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  1. Moodysson , Jerker & Sack , Lionel, 2013. "Innovation under the protected label of origin: heritage, influence and expanding horizons in Cognac," CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers 2013/40, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.

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