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Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship Across Regions: Does Being a New Industry Make a Difference?

  • Michael WyrwichEmail author
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Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Abstract

Knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) and especially non-technical professional KIBS firms fulfill a cross-divisional function in the knowledge-based development of economies and provide their clients customized, high-value services. Moreover, KIBS produce and diffuse knowledge and oversee markets. Their consultancy support helps firms to exploit their own knowledge potential (e.g., Miles et al. 1995; Muller and Zenker 2001; Wood 2002). Accordingly, understanding where and why KIBS firms locate is helpful in advising policy makers to foster the establishment of knowledge-intensive industries as a prerequisite to designing a knowledge-based economy.

Keywords

Knowledge Spillover German Democratic Republic Entrepreneurial Opportunity Employment Share Regional Innovation System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics and Business AdministrationFriedrich-Schiller University JenaJenaGermany

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