Do cooperative R&D subsidies stimulate regional innovation efficiency? Evidence from Germany
AbstractThe paper investigates the impact of R&D subsidies on regional innovation efficiency. Building on a rich panel data set covering 270 German labor market regions and four industries, it is particularly shown that subsidies for R&D cooperation are a suitable policy measure for stimulating the innovation efficiency of regions. The empirical findings moreover suggest that regions with low innovation capacities benefit from subsidized inter-regional cooperation involving partners with diverse industrial and sectoral backgrounds. Establishing inter-regional cooperation that give access to related knowledge and skills is more important for regions with large innovation capacities.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Utrecht University, Section of Economic Geography in its series Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) with number 1017.
Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2010
Date of revision: Dec 2010
innovation policy; regional innovation efficiency; R&D subsidies; cooperation networks; knowledge networks;
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