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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000043688

Innovation of knowledge intensive service firms in urban areas

Hammer, Andrea

This paper investigates the agglomeration of Knowledge Intensive Service (KIS) firms in urban areas. In accordance with the Regional Innovation Systems approach it is argued that cities provide crucial innovation advantages working as centripetal forces for KIS. Applying multivariate logit regressions to a company survey of the city of Karlsruhe, the second largest city of the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg, shows positive effects of local cooperation and urban infrastructures on the innovation probability of KIS firms. However, the effects vary with the type of innovation pursued, thus demonstrating a high complexity of local relations conducive to KIS firm innovation.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre (ECON)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht
Jahr 2014
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2190-9806
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-436889
KITopen ID: 1000043688
Verlag KIT, Karlsruhe
Serie Working paper series in economics ; 63
Schlagworte Knowledge Intensive Services, Regional Innovation Systems, urban innovation, innovation in services, local cooperation, urban infrastructure
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