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Effects of Connectivity and Freedom on Innovation: An Empirical Test Using Different Data Sources

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  • William R. DiPietro

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    (Business Administration Department, Daemen College, USA)

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    This paper uses cross country regression analysis on a large sample of countries to look at the hypothesized relationship between country innovation and country connectivity. Regressions are undertaken employing three different measures of innovation, using connectivity as the sole explanatory variable, and using connectivity adjusting for other variables. The analysis of the paper lends support to the proposition that greater connectivity between individuals within countries causes greater innovation within these countries. Regardless of the measure used to capture innovation, connectivity is found to be statistically relevant.

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    Article provided by Better Advances Press, Canada in its journal Review of Economics & Finance.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2013)
    Issue (Month): (February)
    Pages: 83-89

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    Handle: RePEc:bap:journl:130108

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    Keywords: Connectivity; Innovation; Determinants of innovation; Cross country analysis; Ideas and creativity;

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    1. Francesco Crespi, 2004. "Notes on the Determinants of Innovation: A Multi-Perspective Analysis," Working Papers 2004.42, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
    2. Ding, H., 2006. "The determinants of Innovation: An Empirical cross-country study of 43 countries for 1998-2002," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 6(1).
    3. Diana Weinhold & Usha Nair- Reichert, 2004. "Innovation, Inequality and Intellectual Property Rights," Development and Comp Systems 0410002, EconWPA, revised 04 Nov 2004.
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