Localized inter-organizational linkages, agglomeration effects, and the innovative performance of firms
Author: Knoben, J.
Source: The Annals of Regional Science, Volume 43, Number 3, September 2009 , pp. 757-779(23)
Abstract:This paper focuses on the questions to what extent agglomeration effects and localized inter-organizational linkages influence different types of innovative performance of firms. Doing so adds to the relatively scarce firm-level literature regarding the role of regional environment for the innovative performance of firms by disentangling the often conflated effects of agglomeration effects and localized inter-organizational linkages. Based on data from the Dutch automation services, we show that agglomeration economies and localized inter-organizational linkages have different effects on different types of innovative performance of firms.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: The Netherlands Institute for Spatial Research, The Hague, The Netherlands, Email: email@example.com
Publication date: September 1, 2009