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Patterns of Innovation among Urban and Rural Firms: The Effects of Broadband
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper explores the patterns of innovation among firms by using unique survey data on more than 2000 Swedish firms. The purpose of the study is to examine if broadband availability has an impact on firm-level innovation and explore differences between firms in urban and rural municipalities. A probability likelihood method is used estimating the probability of a firm being innovative or not. Using two types of explanatory variables, firm characteristics and location characteristics, the analysis show that firm characteristics are the main determinants of firm innovation. A firm that wants to increase their chances to be innovative should choose an urban location. The availability of broadband increases the probability of innovation. Firms with a good broadband connection can reach other types of knowledge and information. Organisations should therefore strive to have a good broadband connection with a high-speed internet to access external knowledge and increase the innovative activity. 

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2017. , 44 p.
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Innovation, Broadband, Urban, Rural
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36012ISRN: JU-IHH-NAA-2-20170082OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-36012DiVA: diva2:1108401
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IHH, Economics
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Available from: 2017-06-14 Created: 2017-06-12 Last updated: 2017-06-14Bibliographically approved

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