Quotation Tödtling, Franz, Nussmüller, Eva, Lengauer, Lukas. 2009. Corporate Regional Engagement – Motives, fields and influencing factors. Submitted to Regional Studies.




The active engagement of companies in their region was neglected in traditional theories but has been emphasised more recently. We investigate for three industries in Styria how strong and in which fields companies engage in their region and how this engagement relates to their level of regional integration. The study draws upon extensive qualitative interviews with companies, regional experts, politicians and university members. We conclude that companies engage in fields which are of central importance for their competitiveness such as the labour market and the regional innovation system. Engagement for social, environmental and quality of life aspects was found to be more cyclical and to depend on the economic situation of respective companies.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title Corporate Regional Engagement – Motives, fields and influencing factors
Title of whole publication Submitted to Regional Studies
Year 2009
URL http://iir-hp.wu-wien.ac.at/dpprice.html


CURE: Corporate Culture and Regional Embeddedness
Tödtling, Franz (Details)
Lengauer, Lukas
Nussmüller, Eva
Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development IN (Details)
Research Institute for Spatial and Real Estate Economics FI (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5611 Urban and regional analysis (Details)
5618 Regional economy (Details)
5912 Social sciences (interdisciplinary) (Details)
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