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Innovation, regional knowledge spillovers and R&D cooperation

Authors
Journal
Research Policy
0048-7333
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
33
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0048-7333(03)00123-9
Keywords
  • Innovation
  • Knowledge Spillovers
  • R&D Cooperation
  • Regional Innovation Systems

Abstract

Abstract We investigate the impact of knowledge spillovers and R&D cooperation on innovation activities in three German regions. We begin by estimating the knowledge-production function in order to test for interregional difference with regard to the efficiency of innovation activities. In a second step, we analyze the contribution of spillovers from R&D effort of other private firms and of public research institutions to explain these differences. The inclusion of variables for R&D cooperation in the model indicates that R&D cooperation is only of relatively minor importance as a medium for knowledge spillover.

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