JENA ECONOMIC RESEARCH PAPERS # 2009 – 040 Networks and innovation : the role of social assets in explaining firms ́ innovative capacity

@inproceedings{Cantner2009JENAER,
  title={JENA ECONOMIC RESEARCH PAPERS # 2009 – 040 Networks and innovation : the role of social assets in explaining firms ́ innovative capacity},
  author={Uwe Cantner and Elisa Conti and Andreas Meder},
  year={2009}
}
The claim of a positive association between a firm’s social assets and its innovative capacity is a widely debated topic in the literature. Although controversial, such an argument has informed recent innovation policy across Germany, increasingly directed to cluster formation. In the light of the growing attention and financial efforts that cluster-based innovation policies are receiving, it is worth answering two main questions. First, are firms with a relatively high level of social capital… CONTINUE READING