Quotation Grillitsch, Markus, Tödtling, Franz, Höglinger, Christoph. 2015. Variety in Knowledge Sourcing, geography and innovation: Evidence from the ICT sector in Austria. Papers in Regional Science. The Journal of the Regional Science Association International 94 (1), 25-44.


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It has been argued that innovation increasingly depends on external knowledge sources. Still unclear is if relations to particular knowledge sources or to a broad variety of sources matter for innovation. Also, there is a debate on the issue which spatial levels are most relevant. In this context, we investigate for ICT firms in Austria the importance of variety in knowledge sourcing for their innovativeness and the relevance of geography in this respect. The results show that more innovative firms tend to exploit a larger variety of regional and international sources. We also find that R&D cooperations and in-house knowledge capabilities are highly important, while firm´s location only shows a weak association with their innovativeness.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Papers in Regional Science. The Journal of the Regional Science Association International
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title Variety in Knowledge Sourcing, geography and innovation: Evidence from the ICT sector in Austria
Volume 94
Number 1
Year 2015
Page from 25
Page to 44
Reviewed? Y
DOI 10.1111/pirs.12050
JEL O32, O31, D83

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Projects
Constructing Regional Advantage: Towards State-of -the-Art Regional Innovation System Policies in Europe
People
Tödtling, Franz (Details)
External
Grillitsch, Markus (Lund University, Sweden)
Höglinger, Christoph
Organization
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)
5335 Political economic theory (Details)
5350 Innovation research (Details)
5618 Regional economy (Details)
5912 Social sciences (interdisciplinary) (Details)
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