Knowledge intensive services, knowledge spillovers and regional growth

  • Project lead:
  • Peter Mayerhofer

Using regional data for Austria and the EU 27 our study explores the impact of interregional and intra-regional knowledge spillovers on regional growth, analysis the contribution of knowledge-intensive business services (KIBSs) to these spillovers (and therefore growth), and identifies the critical locational factors for KIBSs at the regional level. Our results are expected to touch open questions in structural policies (which economic structure is "growth optimal": specialisation vs. diversity vs. related variety), growth policies (are KIBSs "engines of growth") as well as locational policies (policies to foster KIBSs in cities and rural regions).