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Innovation cooperation: experiences from East and West Germany

Jutta Günther ()

Science and Public Policy, 2004, vol. 31, issue 2, 151-158

Abstract: This paper deals with innovation cooperation as a means to support the ongoing catch-up process of the East German economy. Against prevalent beliefs, it can be shown that East German enterprises are more often involved in innovation cooperation than West German firms, and differences in cooperation partner priorities only reflect the given structural differences between the two regions. While cooperating enterprises in East and West Germany are clearly more innovative than their non-cooperating counterparts, a productivity advantage of these firms is (so far) only observable in West Germany. Reasons for this surprising finding are discussed. Copyright , Beech Tree Publishing.

Date: 2004
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