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The Deep Historical Roots of Industrial Culture and Regional Entrepreneurship - A case study of two regions

Michael Fritsch, Maria Greve () and Michael Wyrwich
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Maria Greve: Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

No 2022-012, Jena Economics Research Papers from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Abstract: We describe and compare the development trajectories of two German regions, South Saxony and Mecklenburg, with a special focus on entrepreneurship and innovation. South Saxony has a long history of self-employment and knowledge generation that results in a persistent culture of innovative entrepreneurship. In Mecklenburg, such a culture did never emerge. Differences between the entrepreneurial ecosystems in the two regions especially pertain to the level of knowledge production and its link to new business formation in innovative and knowledge-intensive industries.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; entrepreneurial ecosystems; economic history; culture; regional development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L26 M13 O1 O3 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022-12-20
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ent, nep-geo, nep-his, nep-ino, nep-sbm and nep-ure
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