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Cooperation and Specialization in German Technology Regions

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  • Uwe Cantner

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    (University of Jena, Faculty of Economics)

  • Holger Graf

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    (University of Jena, Faculty of Economics)

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We investigate cooperative behavior within technology regions in patenting activities. Case studies of local innovation systems point out certain characteristics fruitful to innovation and regional growth but often pronounce historical singularities as major influence. We provide evidence on the same theoretical basis in an econometric study. Based on a theoretical discussion of research cooperation hypotheses are derived which relate a regions technological characteristics to that regions account of research cooperation. Patent data are used to define the technological specialization of German regions and identify cooperations within and between them. Most cooperations tend to take place in modestly specialized regions, indicating a need for similar technological capabilities between partner firms.

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Paper provided by Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät in its series Jenaer Schriften zur Wirtschaftswissenschaft with number 04/2003.

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  1. Peter Kischka, 2003. "Faktorzuweisungen im Rubin-Modell," Jenaer Schriften zur Wirtschaftswissenschaft 07/2003, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.
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  6. Wolfgang Kürsten, 2003. "Grenzen und Reformbedarfe der Sicherheitsäquivalentmethode in der (traditionellen) Unternehmensbewertung - Erwiderung auf die Anmerkungen von Ralf Diedrich und Jörg Wiese in der ZfBF," Jenaer Schriften zur Wirtschaftswissenschaft 03/2003, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.
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