F. Tödtling

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Applying recent theoretical concepts of social systems to innovation networks of firms leads to the presumption that linking firms to non-business systems stimulates innovativeness more than remaining within the business system’s set of routines. Crossing the border to science, in particular, increases the diversity of firms’ innovation partners and(More)
The competitiveness of many of today’s industries largely depends on the ability to innovate. Innovation is nowadays regarded as a result of an open and interactive knowledge process, demanding from companies to generate, absorb and apply knowledge relying both on internal and external sources. Companies often maintain links to various knowledge sources(More)
The purpose of this paper is to explore conceptually the role of clusters for the economic recovery of old industrial regions. We will identify three types of clusterbased renewal, distinguishing between an innovation-oriented adjustment of mature clusters (incremental change), the emergence of new agglomerations in established industries (diversification)(More)
Research on innovation systems and innovative milieux has shown that the innovation process of companies is strongly interrelated with activities of other firms and organisations. Internet is a new informationand communication-technology with a considerable potential to change such relationships and networks. An often held expectation is that the Internet(More)
The knowledge economy, learning and innovation have moved to the foreground both in regional and industrial policies in the past decade. Concrete policies were shaped in the past by the linear innovation model (focus on R&D and technology diffusion), and more recently, by “best practice models” of interactive innovation derived from high techand well(More)
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