Co-Innovation Competence

A Strategic Approach to Entrepreneurship in Regional Innovation Structures

  • Benedict C. Doepfer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
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  3. Benedict C. Doepfer
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  4. Benedict C. Doepfer
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  5. Benedict C. Doepfer
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 9-9

About this book


Benedict C. Doepfer critically analyzes a networked approach to value creation processes of young knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial firms and assesses precise strategies and tactics in a regional context. He introduces the concept of co-innovation competence which he also examines empirically. The research results indicate that entrepreneurs follow a specific approach towards networking: They minimize transaction costs by applying an on-demand-based perspective of networking. In this case entrepreneurs relate to regional innovation promoters as knowledge and relational brokers and also reach beyond regional networks to exploit structural holes.




Regional Innovation Systems

Entrepreneurial Networks

Social Capital




Researchers and students in the economic sciences with a focus on innovation and technology management, and economic geography; entrepreneurs.


Der Autor:

Benedict C. Doepfer holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration and is a research affiliate to the Center for Entrepreneurship of the Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt.




Entrepreneurship Open-Innovation Promotors Regional Innovation Systems Social Capital

Authors and affiliations

  • Benedict C. Doepfer
    • 1
  1. 1.NürnbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-00254-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-00255-8
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