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Does R&D Infrastructure Attract High-Tech Start-Ups?

Dirk Engel and Andreas Fier
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Andreas Fier: Economics and Internaltional Management

Chapter 19 in Knowledge, Complexity and Innovation Systems, 2001, pp 402-421 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract There is a wide agreement that high-tech start-ups can be regarded as a driving force of economic growth in general. In particular, they have been seen as a crucial element in the attempt to close the productivity gap between Eastern and Western Germany. This chapter makes a modest attempt to identify regional differences in start-up activities in Eastern Germany. Particular attention is paid to the question of whether R&D infrastructure is able to attract high-tech start-ups. The impact of the proximity and size of publicly financed R&D institutions is emphasised, as well as the role of large firms as incubators for start-up activities, and the importance of the concentration of economic activities is analysed.

Keywords: Large Firm; Manufacturing Sector; Knowledge Spillover; Market Entry; Negative Binomial Model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2001
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-04546-6_19

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