Innovation and industry clusters - ARCHIVED

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Does innovation thrive best in industry clusters? That is, is a company more likely to be innovative if it is located close to many of its rivals? And what role does research at a local university play on industrial innovation? A recent study based on data from a Statistics Canada innovation survey, finds that firms located near their rivals or universities are no more innovative than other firms in the same industry are, except at extremely short distances.

Issue Number: 2005002
Author(s): Wagner, Don
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PDFJune 20, 2005