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When critical mass can become a mess: a contingency model of regional innovation dynamics
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6921-1779
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
2011 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A common argument for why some regions perform relatively worse in developing innovations is that they lack sufficient critical mass to compete relative other regions in the development of knowledge-economy innovations and business models. In this study we examine the relationship between population size and regional innovation and also influence from regional contingencies. We test hypotheses using data from official registers related to a population of Swedish municipalities (n=290) over a five year period. We adopted a lagged hierarchical regression technique with a population-averaged negative binomial estimation model where we controlled for the dependent variable at t-1. Results support a non-linear, inverted u-shape, relationship between critical mass and regional innovation. Further, results also suggest that the regional level of education support can mitigate the negative effects of a too large population.

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2011.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-31140Local ID: 53790d63-8f2a-492f-9c97-f003835e2f8eOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-31140DiVA: diva2:1004370
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ICSB World Conference : 15/06/2011 - 18/06/2011
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CiiR-Centre for Inter-Organizational Innovation Research
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Godkänd; 2011; 20110704 (danielo)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-10-19Bibliographically approved

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