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Markus Grillitsch

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Variety in knowledge sourcing, geography and innovation: Evidence from the ICT sector in Austria

Author

  • Markus Grillitsch
  • Franz Tödtling
  • Christoph Höglinger

Summary, in English

It has been argued that innovation increasingly depends on external knowledge sources. It is still unclear 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 the importance for ICT firms in Austria 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 co-operations and in-house knowledge capabilities are highly important, while firm location only shows a weak association with their innovativeness.

Department/s

  • CIRCLE
  • Department of Human Geography

Publishing year

2015

Language

English

Pages

25-25

Publication/Series

Papers in Regional Science

Volume

94

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Topic

  • Economic Geography
  • Economics and Business

Keywords

  • innovation
  • knowledge
  • geography
  • regions
  • ICT
  • Austria

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1435-5957