Mapping Innovative Clusters in National Innovation SystemsZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 98-45 // 1998
In the following we will discuss the "mapping of innovative clusters in national innovation systems". For this we have used a data set of almost 3.000 firms that participated in the first and fifth survey of the Mannheimer Innovation Survey (which is comparable with the Community Innovation Survey (CIS), an initiative of the EU Commission and Eurostat). In the context of innovation systems we will highlight the outline conditions for innovations in Germany, focusing above all ib the basis of innovations, science and engineering. This is followed by a step-by-step empirical analysis of the mapping of innovative clusters at the company level which is based on the Community Innovation Survey set of data; and finally the structural influences on the innovative behaviour or innovative styles are presented. In the summary at the end of this paper we will suggest starting points for potential implications for innovation policy in order to be able to develop generic and specific policies for the different industry clusters.
Spielkamp, Alfred und Katrin Cremers (1998), Mapping Innovative Clusters in National Innovation Systems, ZEW Discussion Paper Nr. 98-45, Mannheim.