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Innovation cooperation in East Germany - only a half-way success?

  • Jutta Günther

The paper focuses on the question whether enterprises that engage in innovation cooperation with external partners are more innovative and thus more productive than non-cooperating firms. A comparison between East and West Germany is being made. It shows that cooperating enterprises in East and West Germany are indeed more innovative than non-cooperating firms, but there remains a clear productivity gap between East and West German cooperating firms. Furthermore, in East Germany - different from West Germany - non-cooperating firms are even more productive than cooperating firms.

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Paper provided by Halle Institute for Economic Research in its series IWH Discussion Papers with number 170.

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Date of creation: Feb 2003
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  1. Anita Wölfl & Joachim Ragnitz, 2001. "Netzwerkaktivitäten und die Produktivitätslücke Ostdeutschlands: Die Rolle von Agglomerationsvorteilen," Wirtschaft im Wandel, Halle Institute for Economic Research, vol. 7(13), pages 315-319.
  2. Etzkowitz, Henry & Leydesdorff, Loet, 2000. "The dynamics of innovation: from National Systems and "Mode 2" to a Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 109-123, February.
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