Business interaction is important for innovation performance but may be challenging in cross-border regions. The objective of this research was to investigate the relation between factors that define cross-border business interaction and innovativeness. From the cross-border regional innovation systems literature, we operationalized thirty-five factors which potentially influence cross-border business interaction; these factors concern availability of science and knowledge bases, socio-cultural proximity, accessibility, institutional set-up, and governance. We conducted a survey focusing on these factors and analyzed the data using Cronbach's alpha and linear regression. The cross-border interaction factors identified in the survey results served as independent variables and the differences in innovativeness levels in different European cross-border regions served as our dependent variable. This study confirmed that differences in innovativeness levels between countries can be related to factors hindering cross-border business interaction.
|Publication status||Published - 11 Nov 2021|
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Cross-border interaction survey: cross-border business interaction and the role of cross-border institutions in the European Union
Neuberger, S. (Creator), Saatkamp, H. (Contributor), Oude Lansink, A. (Contributor) & Darr, D. (Contributor), Wageningen University & Research, 13 Sep 2021