Theoretical Framework

  • Imke RhodenEmail author


The positive impact of innovation on economic growth is unquestioned. In the field between growth theories and agglomeration concepts innovation is a main driver of growth itself (Acs and Varga 2002, p. 132). Additionally, innovation itself is also dependent on growth, as growth can create an innovation-friendly environment by providing incentives to invest.


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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Management and EconomicsRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany

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