Does R&D-Infrastructure Attract High-Tech Start-Ups?

35 Pages Posted: 4 May 2003

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Dirk Engel

University of Applied Sciences Stralsund; Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen)

Andreas Fier

Deutsche Telekom AG

Date Written: 2000

Abstract

Our research, based on the ZEW-Foundation Panel East, examines whether high-tech start-ups are mainly founded in scientific and infrastructural well suited regions or not. Estimation results on the level of postcode areas confirm the hypothesis that specific human capital, knowledge spillovers at higher-education institutions are more important for founding a firm in one of the high-tech sectors compared with the effects of other publicly financed institutions. The existence of large companies in the manufacturing sector has a considerable effect for start-up activities in this region in general. Moreover, high-tech start-ups are more concentrated within or near technology and foundation centres.

Keywords: High Technology Industries, Eastern Germany, Start-ups, entrepreneurs

JEL Classification: R10, L60, L80

Suggested Citation

Engel, Dirk and Fier, Andreas H., Does R&D-Infrastructure Attract High-Tech Start-Ups? (2000). ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-30, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=373920 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.373920

Dirk Engel (Contact Author)

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Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen) ( email )

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Andreas H. Fier

Deutsche Telekom AG ( email )

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