Journal article
Regional co-evolution of firm population, innovation and public research? Evidence from the West German laser industry



Publication Details
Authors:
Blankenberg, A.; Bünstorf, G.
Publisher:
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication year:
2016
Journal:
Research Policy
Pages range:
857-868
Volume number:
45
Start page:
857
End page:
868
Number of pages:
12
ISSN:
0048-7333

Abstract
We trace the co-evolution of regional firm population sizes, private-sector patenting and public research in German laser research and manufacturing for over 40 years from the emergence of the industry to the mid-2000s. Qualitative as well as quantitative evidence suggests a co-evolutionary process of mutual interdependence rather than a unidirectional effect of public research on private-sector activities. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Keywords
Co-evolution, Innovation systems, Laser technology, Vector autoregression

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