Regional Studies, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 441-452
Posted: 20 Oct 2011
Date Written: May 1, 2011
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
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1946785