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Intermediation, reciprocity and compatibility in regional innovation systems - an interregional comparison

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  • Uwe Cantner

    () (Department of Economics, Friedrich-Schiller-University)

  • Andreas Meder

    () (Department of Economics, Friedrich-Schiller-University)

  • Tina Wolf

    () (Department of Economics, Friedrich-Schiller-University)

Abstract

This paper investigates the possible presence of three problems in regional innovation systems (RIS): intermediation, reciprocity and compatibility. Based on ï¬ rm data gathered for three different regions, Northern Hesse, Jena and Sophia Antipolis, we can show that a low propensity to cooperate in a RIS is related to poorly performing intermediaries and a low complementarity with the regional knowledge base. The issue of trust in cooperating tends to have no effect on the propensity to cooperate. However, it is a main determinant of failed cooperation projects.

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  • Uwe Cantner & Andreas Meder & Tina Wolf, 2008. "Intermediation, reciprocity and compatibility in regional innovation systems - an interregional comparison," Jena Economic Research Papers 2008-081, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.
  • Handle: RePEc:jrp:jrpwrp:2008-081
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    1. Uwe Cantner & Holger Graf, 2010. "Growth, Development and Structural Change of Innovator Networks: The Case of Jena," Chapters,in: The Handbook of Evolutionary Economic Geography, chapter 17 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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    regional innovation systems; reciprocity; intermediation; complementarity; cooperation;

    JEL classification:

    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • P25 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics

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