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Determinanten der Vernetzung von Unternehmen der deutschen Photovoltaik-Industrie

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  • Hornych, Christoph
  • Brachert, Matthias

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Wenngleich die positiven Effekte von Kooperationen bereits in einer Vielzahl von Untersuchungen nachgewiesen werden konnten, erfährt die Frage nach den Determinanten der Neigung von Unternehmen, Kooperationsbeziehungen einzugehen, in der Forschung zu Unternehmenskooperationen bisher nur geringe Aufmerksamkeit. Dabei könnte die Kenntnis der relevanten Einflussfaktoren Aufschluss darüber geben, inwieweit sich unterschiedliche Kooperationsintensitäten in Regionen auf Unterschiede im Unternehmensbesatz zurückführen lassen. Vor diesem Hintergrund untersucht das Diskussionspapier, welche Einflussfaktoren die Anzahl der Kooperationspartner von Unternehmen in der Photovoltaik-Industrie bestimmen. Ausgehend von einem Überblick über die möglichen Effekte der Kooperation von Unternehmen mit Partnern innerhalb und außerhalb der eigenen Region werden Hypothesen über die Zusammenhänge zwischen sowohl unternehmensspezifischen als auch regionsspezifischen Variablen und der Kooperationsneigung von Unternehmen aufgestellt. Diese werden im Rahmen von Regressionsmodellen anhand eines Datensatzes zu 178 deutschen Photovoltaikunternehmen getestet. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass insbesondere große Unternehmen sowie Unternehmen mit hohen absorptiven Fähigkeiten eine Vielzahl an Kooperationsbeziehungen unterhalten. Kooperationen innerhalb der eigenen Region gehen die Unternehmen vor allem dann ein, wenn eine Vielzahl potenzieller Partner am Standort vorhanden ist. Zudem kooperieren Niederlassungen ausländischer Unternehmen besonders häufig mit Partnern aus der Region, in der sie angesiedelt sind.

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  • Hornych, Christoph & Brachert, Matthias, 2010. "Determinanten der Vernetzung von Unternehmen der deutschen Photovoltaik-Industrie," IWH Discussion Papers 20/2010, Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:iwhdps:iwh-20-10
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    Keywords

    Erneuerbare Energien; Kooperationen; Netzwerke; Photovoltaik; Renewable energy; cooperation; networks; photovoltaic;

    JEL classification:

    • D85 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Network Formation
    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation
    • Q42 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Alternative Energy Sources
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes

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