Innovation , regional knowledge spillovers and R & D cooperation

  title={Innovation , regional knowledge spillovers and R & D cooperation},
  author={Michael Fritsch and Grit Franke},
We investigate the impact of knowledge spillovers and R&D cooperation on innovation activities in three German regions. We begin by estimating the knowledge-production function in order to test for interregional difference with regard to the efficiency of innovation activities. In a second step, we analyze the contribution of spillovers from R&D effort of other private firms and of public research institutions to explain these differences. The inclusion of variables for R&D cooperation in the… CONTINUE READING
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