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Family Firm Density and Regional Innovation Output: An Exploratory Analysis


Jorn H. Block


University of Trier - Faculty of Management; Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Institute of Management (ERIM)

Frank Spiegel


Technische Universität München (TUM)

January 22, 2011

Journal of Family Business Strategy, Vol. 4, No.4, pp. 270-280, 2013.

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Family firm’s long-term orientation and local roots suggest positive effects on regional R&D cooperation and regional innovation output. This paper analyzes the effect of family firm density on regional innovation output. Combining a dataset of 326 German regions with the locations of 526 medium- to large-scale family firms in innovative industries, our regressions show that regions with a higher family firm density also show higher levels of innovation output, as measured by the number of successful patent applications. The implications of these findings for family firms and regional policy are discussed.

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Keywords: family firms, regional innovation, patents, geography, family firm density

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Date posted: January 22, 2011 ; Last revised: June 8, 2014

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Block, Jorn H. and Spiegel, Frank, Family Firm Density and Regional Innovation Output: An Exploratory Analysis (January 22, 2011). Journal of Family Business Strategy, Vol. 4, No.4, pp. 270-280, 2013.. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1745362 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1745362

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Jorn Hendrich Block (Contact Author)
University of Trier - Faculty of Management ( email )
D-54296
Germany
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Institute of Management (ERIM) ( email )
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3000 DR Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland 3062PA
Netherlands
Frank Spiegel
Technische Universität München (TUM) ( email )
Arcisstrasse 21
Munich, 80333
Germany
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