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Microgeography of innovation in the city: Location patterns of innovative firms in Berlin

Christian Rammer, Jan Kinne () and Knut Blind

No 16-080, ZEW Discussion Papers from ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Abstract: This paper investigates the micro-location pattern of innovative and non-innovative firms in Berlin using detailed information on the firms' addresses and their local environment. The study employs a unique, representative panel data set of Berlin-based firms from manufacturing and services covering a five-year period (2011-2015) and applying the standard concepts and measurement approaches used in the Community Innovation Surveys. While controlling for firm size, age and sector, we find product innovators and R&D performing firms located closer to research infrastructures, start-ups and other firms from the same industry. They tend to prefer more dynamic neighbourhoods and avoid very densely populated areas. For process innovators, no significant differences from non-process innovators are found. Firms are more likely to introduce new-to-market innovations if other firms in their direct neighbourhood had introduced such innovations in the previous period, but also if firms with such innovations have moved out of their neighbourhood. The 'creative environment' of a firm in terms of bars, cafes, clubs, leisure facilities or cultural locations does not seem to be linked to the innovative activity of firms.

Keywords: Microgeography; Innovation; Location Decision; Berlin; Knowledge Spillovers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O31 O32 O33 R12 R39 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-ent, nep-geo, nep-ino, nep-sbm and nep-tid
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