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Intermediation, reciprocity and compatibility in regional innovation systems - an interregional comparison

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  • Uwe Cantner

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    (Department of Economics, Friedrich-Schiller-University)

  • Andreas Meder

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    (Department of Economics, Friedrich-Schiller-University)

  • Tina Wolf

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    (Department of Economics, Friedrich-Schiller-University)

Abstract

This paper investigates the possible presence of three problems in regional innovation systems (RIS): intermediation, reciprocity and compatibility. Based on ï¬rm data gathered for three different regions, Northern Hesse, Jena and Sophia Antipolis, we can show that a low propensity to cooperate in a RIS is related to poorly performing intermediaries and a low complementarity with the regional knowledge base. The issue of trust in cooperating tends to have no effect on the propensity to cooperate. However, it is a main determinant of failed cooperation projects.

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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 2008-081.

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Date of creation: 28 Oct 2008
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Handle: RePEc:jrp:jrpwrp:2008-081

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Keywords: regional innovation systems; reciprocity; intermediation; complementarity; cooperation;

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