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Innovation Effects and Knowledge Complementarities in a Diverse Research Landscape

Patrick Lehnert, Curdin Pfister (), Dietmar Harhoff () and Uschi Backes-Gellner

No 164, Economics of Education Working Paper Series from University of Zurich, Department of Business Administration (IBW)

Abstract: We analyse the regional innovation effect of Universities of Applied Sciences (UASs)-bachelor-granting three-year colleges teaching and conducting applied research-and whether their embeddedness in the diverse landscape of research institutions in Germany creates knowledge complementarities. To account for endogeneity, we apply fixed effects estimation and implement a self-developed proxy for regional economic activity from 30 years of daytime satellite data. We find a positive UAS effect on innovation. This effect is substantially larger in landscapes with coexisting research institutions, indicating strong knowledge complementarities.

JEL-codes: I23 O31 O38 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 40 pages
Date: 2020-01, Revised 2022-01
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