Grounding in the Literature: Innovativeness of Regions and Firms

  • Nicole Röttmer


This research project aims to increase our understanding of the sources of cluster innovativeness. I define innovation as the result of a conversion of knowledge and/or ideas into new products and services (inventions), that are taken to a commercial use (building on Schumpeter, 1912; Freeman, 1982; Nonaka, 1991; van de Ven et al., 1999). Innovativeness indicates the ability of an individual or organization to innovate.


Dynamic Capability Community Building Collective Learning Regional Innovation System Opportunity Recognition 
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© Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2011

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