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dc.contributor.authorTödtling, Franz
dc.contributor.authorSkokan, Karel
dc.contributor.authorHöglinger, Christoph
dc.contributor.authorRumpel, Petr
dc.contributor.authorGrillitsch, Markus
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Urban and Regional Studies. 2013, vol. 20, issue 2, p. 188-205.cs
dc.description.abstractOld industrial regions in many cases suffer from a predominance of basic and traditional industries as well as a lack of modern sectors and of innovation. Often we find this type of region oriented to traditional sectors and technology paths. The development of new sectors such as software might help to overcome such problems and contribute to diversification and a better innovation performance of such regions. In this context, we examine to what extent the different socioeconomic and institutional background of old industrial regions has an impact on firms’ innovation performance and knowledge sourcing in the new sector. For this purpose we compare software companies in the Czech region of Moravia-Silesia and in the Austrian region of Upper Austria. Both are regions with a considerable industrial tradition but with a quite different historical and institutional background. Whereas Moravia-Silesia region is a part of Czechia – a transformed country with a state socialism and central planning background – Upper Austria is a relatively wealthy region within an advanced market economy with a social partnership background. In this paper we investigate to what extent software firms in these two regions differ in their innovation activities and knowledge-sourcing patterns and how this is related to the institutional background and characteristics of their respective regional innovation systems.cs
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEuropean Urban and Regional Studiescs
dc.titleInnovation and knowledge sourcing of modern sectors in old industrial regions: comparing software firms in Moravia-Silesia and Upper Austriacs
dc.identifier.locationNení ve fondu ÚKcs
dc.description.sourceWeb of Sciencecs

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