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Regional co-evolution of firm population, innovationand public research? Evidence from the West German laser industry

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  • Ann-Kathrin Blankenberg

    (Chair of Economic Policy and SME Research, University of Göttingen; Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3, 37073 Göttingen, Germany)

  • Guido Buenstorf

    (Institute of Economics, University of Kassel; Nora-Platiel-Strasse 5, 34109 Kassel, Germany)

Abstract

We explore the regional co-evolution of firm population size, private-sector patenting and public research in the empirical context of German laser research and manufacturing over more than 40 years from the emergence of the industry to the mid-2000s. Our qualitative as well as quantitative evidence is suggestive of a co-evolutionary process of mutual interdependence rather than a unidirectional effect of public research on private- sector activities.

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  • Ann-Kathrin Blankenberg & Guido Buenstorf, 2015. "Regional co-evolution of firm population, innovationand public research? Evidence from the West German laser industry," Papers on Economics and Evolution 2015-02, Philipps University Marburg, Department of Geography.
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    Keywords

    co-evolution; innovation systems; vector autoregression; laser technology;

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    • B52 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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