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Innovative Milieux and Regional Competitiveness: The Role of Associations and Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Germany


Wolfgang Maennig


University of Hamburg - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Michaela Ölschläger


Hamburg University of Economics and Politics

May 1, 2011

Regional Studies, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 441-452

Abstract:     
Innovative milieux and regional competitiveness: the role of associations and chambers of commerce and industry in Germany, Regional Studies. Innovation is regarded as a spatially embedded process in which the social and economic interactive relationships of the actors are an important factor for success. This paper is one of the first to examine empirically the role of organizations such as associations, clubs, societies, and chambers of commerce and industry in innovative milieux. A limited effect of these actors on the regional competitiveness of the sixty largest German cities is found.

Keywords: Innovation, Innovative milieux, Organizations, Social capital, Regional competitiveness

JEL Classification: O18, O31, O52, R11

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Date posted: October 20, 2011  

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Maennig, Wolfgang and Ölschläger, Michaela, Innovative Milieux and Regional Competitiveness: The Role of Associations and Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Germany (May 1, 2011). Regional Studies, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 441-452. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1946785

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Wolfgang Maennig (Contact Author)
University of Hamburg - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )
Von-Melle-Park 5
Hamburg, 20146
Germany
Michaela Ölschläger
Hamburg University of Economics and Politics ( email )
Von-Melle-Park 9
Hamburg, 20149
Germany
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