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Knowledge Transfers between Canadian Business Enterprises and Universities: Does Distance Matter?

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  • Julio M. ROSA
  • Pierre MOHNEN

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We use data from the 1997 to 2001 surveys on Research and Development in Canadian Industry to examine whether knowledge flows from universities to enterprises decrease with distance. It is found that a 10% increase in distance decreases the proportion of total R&D paid to a university by 1.4 percent for enterprises that do not report any codified transfer of knowledge flow, and by half as much for enterprises that report codified knowledge flows.

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Article provided by ENSAE in its journal Annals of Economics and Statistics.

Volume (Year): (2007)
Issue (Month): 87-88 ()
Pages: 303-323

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Handle: RePEc:adr:anecst:y:2007:i:87-88:p:14

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  1. Laura Abramovsky & Helen Simpson, 2011. "Geographic proximity and firm--university innovation linkages: evidence from Great Britain," Journal of Economic Geography, Oxford University Press, vol. 11(6), pages 949-977, November.
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