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Innovator networks and regional knowledge base

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  • Uwe Cantner

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    (Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Economics Department)

  • Andreas Meder

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    (Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Economics Department)

  • Anne ter Wal

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    (Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University)

Abstract

This paper concerns the regional innovation system approach. It deals with the characteristics of three regional systems, Northern Hesse, Alpes-Maritime and Jena, and focusses on each regional network of innovators. In this context the importance of the size and homogeneity of a regional pool of knowledge spillovers for those networks is analyzed. We ï¬nd evidence that an increasing regional knowledge base in combination with an increas- ing homogeneity of this knowledge base enhances the knowledge flows and the incentives for actors to interact with each other.

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Paper provided by Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics in its series Jena Economic Research Papers with number 2008-042.

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Date of creation: 13 May 2008
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Handle: RePEc:jrp:jrpwrp:2008-042

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Keywords: cooperation; innovator networks; complementarity of knowledge; interaction structure;

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  2. Sylvain Amisse & Paul Muller & Caroline Hussler & Patrick Rondé, 2011. "Do birds of a feather flock together? Proximities and inter-clusters network," ERSA conference papers ersa11p1896, European Regional Science Association.
  3. Yolanda Reig-Otero & Monica Edwards & C. Feliú-Mingarro & L. Fernández De Lucio, 2011. "Generation and diffusion of innovations in a district learning system: the case of Ink-Jet Printing," ERSA conference papers ersa11p1834, European Regional Science Association.
  4. Reig-Otero,Y. & Edwards-Schachter,M. & Feliú-Mingarro,C. & Fernández De Lucio,I., 2012. "Generation and diffusion of innovations in a District Innovation System: The case of ink-jet printing," INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) Working Paper Series 201208, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV).
  5. Elvira Uyarra, 2011. "Regional innovation systems revisited: networks, institutions, policy and complexity," Openloc Working Papers 1113, Public policies and local development.

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