Low-Tech, innovation and state aid: The Austrian case

A. Radauer, J. Streicher

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This paper analyses innovation patterns of Austrian Low- and Medium Tech (LMT-) SMEs and how these companies are supported by public policy. It adds evidence to the claim that Low-Tech SMEs are actually more innovative than commonly thought and that supporting these industries might yield positive effects. The Austrian innovation system is diversified, yet programmes that aim at LMT innovations are scarce. LMT SMEs are surprisingly innovative, but rarely use available support measures, indicating that these measures may be too High-Tech-oriented. Relatively high additionality effects and impacts can be achieved, if innovative LMT projects are fostered. © 2006 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC.
Seiten (von - bis)247-261
FachzeitschriftInternational Entrepreneurship and Management Journal
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Sep. 2007
Extern publiziertJa

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