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Munich as Germany's No. 1 High Technology Region: Empirical Evidence, Theoretical Explanations and the Role of Small Firm/Large Firm Relationships

  • Rolf Sternberg
  • Christine Tamasy

STERNBERG R. and TAMASY C. (1999) Munich as Germany's no. 1 high technology region: empirical evidence, theoretical explanations and the role of small firm/large firm relationships, Reg. Studies 33 , 367-377 . This paper verifies Munich's firstrate performance among all German regions based on numerous indicators of R&D intensity, discusses the causes for Munich's rise to become a high technology region and analyses the role of Siemens as a large firm within the innovative environment of the region particularly concerning its connections to R&D-intensive small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). A survey of Munich's R&D-intensive SMEs shows that Siemens positively influences the innovative milieu. However, Siemens does not dominate the SMEs so strongly that a one-sided dependency threatens them; rather, they enjoy diverse and intraregional co-operation in innovation. STERNBERG R. et TAMASY C. (1999) Munich, la premiere technopole allemande: des preuves empiriques, des explications theoriques et l'importance de la relation entre les petites et les grandes entreprises, Reg. Studies 33 , 367-377 . A partir de nombreux indices de l'importance de la R et D, cet article cherche a verifier l'excellente performance de Munich par rapport aux autres regions allemandes. En outre, on discute des facteurs qui expliquent l'essor de Munich au rang de technopole et analyse le role de Siemens en tant que grande entreprise au sein du technopole de la region, surtout pour ce qui est de ses relations avec des PME a fort niveau de R et D. Une enquete menee aupres des PME a fort niveau de R et D laisse voir que Siemens exerce une influence importante sur le technopole. Toujours est-il que Siemens ne domine pas les PME au point que ces dernieres se voient menacer d'une dependance desequilibree; pluto ⁁t, elles jouissent d'une cooperation variee et intraregionale dans le domaine de l'innovation. STERNBERG R. und TAMASY C. (1999) Mu ¨nchen als Deutschlands Spitzenregion fu ¨r Hochtechnologie: empirische Belege, theoretische Erkla ¨rungen und die Rolle der Beziehungen zwischen kleinen und grossen Firmen, Reg. Studies 33 , 367-377 . Dieser Aufsatz besta ¨tigt die Spitzenstellung Mu ¨nchens unter allen deutschen Regionen auf der Grundlage zahlreicher Indikatoren der Intensita ¨t von Forschung und Entwicklung, untersucht die Gru ¨nde fu ¨r Mu ¨nchens Aufstieg zu einer Hochtechnologieregion und analysiert die Rolle von Siemens als einer grossen Firma innerhalb des innovativen Milieus der Region, besonders im Hinblick auf ihre Verbindungen mit forschungs-und entwicklungsintensiven kleinen und mittlerenUnternehmen. Eine allgemeine U¨ bersicht u ¨ber Mu ¨nchens forschungs-und entwicklungsintensiven kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen zeigt, dass Siemens das innovative Milieu positiv beeinflusst. Andererseits beherrscht Siemens die kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen nicht so stark, dass ihnen eine einseitige Abha ¨ngigkeit droht; vielmehr besitzen diese vielfa ¨ltige und zu einem hohen Mass intraregionale Innovationskooperationen.

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Volume (Year): 33 (1999)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 367-377

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