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The extension of clusters : difference-in-differences evidence from the Bavarian state-wide cluster policy

Oliver Falck ; Stephan Heblich ; Stefan Kipar

If one cluster increases local competitiveness, can politicians, by interlinking clusters, achieve an even better effect at the state level? To answer this question, the paper analyzes the Cluster Initiativeʺ introduced in 1999 by the Bavarian State Government. The purpose of the initiative was to c... Full description

Year of Publication: 2008
Contributors: Falck, Oliver; Heblich, Stephan; Kipar, Stefan
Publisher: München : CESifo
Physical Description: Online-Ressource (PDF-Datei: 25 S., 324 KB)
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Series: CESifo working paper / Industrial organisation ; 2463
Language: English
Subjects: Regionalpolitik | Regional Policy | Innovationspolitik | Innovation policy | Unternehmensnetzwerk | Business network | Regionales Cluster | Regional cluster | Wirkungsanalyse | Impact analysis | Innovation | Bayern | Bavaria
Classification: jel-O320
Type of Publication (narrower categories): Arbeitspapier
Working Paper
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Type of Publication: Book / Working Paper
Title record from database: ECONIS - Online Catalogue of the ZBW
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Summary: If one cluster increases local competitiveness, can politicians, by interlinking clusters, achieve an even better effect at the state level? To answer this question, the paper analyzes the Cluster Initiativeʺ introduced in 1999 by the Bavarian State Government. The purpose of the initiative was to create a Bavarian-wide innovation network in support of state-wide knowledge flows. Using a difference-in-differences approach, we find that introducing the Bavarian-wide cluster policy increased the likelihood of innovation by a firm in the targeted industry by 4 to 7 percentage points. However, this effect is mainly driven by large firms' increased likelihood to innovate. -- Difference-in-differences ; cluster policy ; regional policy
Physical Description: Online-Ressource (PDF-Datei: 25 S., 324 KB)
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