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Innovator networks and regional knowledge base

  • Uwe Cantner


    (Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Economics Department)

  • Andreas Meder


    (Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Economics Department)

  • Anne ter Wal


    (Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University)

This paper concerns the regional innovation system approach. It deals with the characteristics of three regional systems, Northern Hesse, Alpes-Maritime and Jena, and focusses on each regional network of innovators. In this context the importance of the size and homogeneity of a regional pool of knowledge spillovers for those networks is analyzed. We ï¬nd evidence that an increasing regional knowledge base in combination with an increas- ing homogeneity of this knowledge base enhances the knowledge flows and the incentives for actors to interact with each other.

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Paper provided by Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in its series Jena Economic Research Papers with number 2008-042.

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Date of creation: 13 May 2008
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Handle: RePEc:jrp:jrpwrp:2008-042
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