- 2079-4797 (online)
Knowledge Networks and Their Impact on New and Small Firms in Local Economies
The Case Studies of the Autonomous Province of Trento and Magdeburg
- Alessandra Proto1, Simone Tani2, Joerg Bühnemann3, Olaf Gaus3, Mathias Raith3
- Author Affiliations
- 1: OECD, France
- 2: Municipality of Florence, Italy
- 3: Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
- 31 Jan 2012
- Bibliographic information
The OECD LEED Programme in cooperation with the University of Trento has prepared this paper to analyse in deep the behaviour of knowledge networks in two specific local contexts: the Autonomous Province of Trento in Italy and the Magdeburg Province in Germany.
The aim of this research project is to analyse the relevance of knowledge networks to entrepreneurship and the growth of young and small firms, the role of the different components and their interplay for network effectiveness, impeding and favouring factors, and the role of public policy.