Capital region location is found to be associated with a slightly lower propensity to engage in innovation collaboration within own region and a distinctively lower propensity to engage in domestic collaboration as a whole. By contrast, we find no substantial differences between firms in the capital and other Norwegian regions with respect to foreign innovation collaboration or with respect to innovation activity in general. This means that firms in the capital exchange knowledge among each other by other means than collaboration and draw comparatively less of their innovation input from the collaboration networks which define the national innovation system as a whole. Implications for regional innovation policy are discussed and important issues for future research identified.
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Herstad. S., Pålshaugen, Ø. and Ebersberger, B. (2011): ’Industrial Innovation Collaboration in a Capital Region Context’. Journal of the Knowledge Economy, vol 2, no 4:507-5032.
WRI, December 22nd , 2011