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Regional Effects on Cooperative Innovation Activities and the Related Variety of Regional Knowledge Bases

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  • Uwe Cantner

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    (Friedrich-Schiller-University, School of Economics and Business Administration, Jena)

  • Andreas Meder

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    (Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Erfurt)

Abstract

The literature on "Innovation Systems" is divided into several directories. Dif- ferences occur through the definition of the system's borders. This paper intro- duces a methodology how to differentiate between regional and technological effects of cooperative innovation activities and analyzes furthermore how dif- ferent dimensions of regional knowledge affect the regional effects on coopera- tive innovation activities. We find evidence that the related variety of knowl- edge available within a region and its combination with a proxy of the amount of knowledge foster regional effects of cooperative innovation activities. Addi- tionally, we find that the development of German regions fits with the sugges- tions of the Regional Innovation System (RIS) approach.

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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 2009-064.

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Date of creation: 06 Aug 2009
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Handle: RePEc:jrp:jrpwrp:2009-064

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Keywords: regional development; regional effects of cooperative behavior; knowledge; related variety of knowledge;

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  1. Wolfram Elsner, 2010. "The process and a simple logic of ‘meso’. Emergence and the co-evolution of institutions and group size," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 20(3), pages 445-477, June.
  2. Elsner, Wolfram & Heinrich, Torsten, 2009. "A simple theory of 'meso'. On the co-evolution of institutions and platform size--With an application to varieties of capitalism and 'medium-sized' countries," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 38(5), pages 843-858, October.

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