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Determinants of Firm Innovation - Evidence from German Panel Data

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    In light of its importance of innovation on the political agenda it is necessary to provide guidance to decision makers how innovation can effectively be fostered in practice and to disentangle and evaluate the effects of the determinants suggested by the literature. This thesis focuses on the causal evaluation of three determinants of innovation that can all be influenced by politicians: cluster policies that are supposed to foster knowledge spillovers, increased competition through domestic entry in the form of spinoffs, and the availability of bank credit. This thesis, for the most part, utilizes the Ifo Innovation Survey, an annual survey covering the manufacturing sector in Germany.

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    This book is provided by Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich in its series ifo Beiträge zur Wirtschaftsforschung with number 45 and published in 2012.

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    Keywords: Innovation; growth; cluster policy; entry; munufacturing; debt finance; financial crisis; Germany; Innovation survey; credit union; regional economics;

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