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Complementarity Between Local Knowledge And Internationalization In Regional Technological Progress


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  • Enrique López-Bazo
  • Francisco Requena
  • Guadalupe Serrano


Trade, foreign direct investment, and inter-regional R&D spillovers facilitate competition, the spread of knowledge, and the adoption of more advanced technologies, which in turn hastens total factor productivity (TFP) growth. The spread of these efficiency gains from internationalization requires a sufficient local knowledge to enable them to be adapted to the domestic productive environment. Thus, higher local knowledge and internationalization will lead to TFP growth, and the greater the complementarity between variables the higher the TFP growth. We test the complementarity hypothesis using Spanish regional data over the period 1980-1995 in which both regional local knowledge and internationalization experienced a notable increase. Copyright Blackwell Publishing, Inc. 2006

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Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Journal of Regional Science.

Volume (Year): 46 (2006)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
Pages: 901-929

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Handle: RePEc:bla:jregsc:v:46:y:2006:i:5:p:901-929

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  1. Sadraoui Tarek & Naceur Ben Zina, 2009. "Complementarity between private and public investment in R&D: A Dynamic Panel Data analysis," Post-Print hal-00388525, HAL.
  2. Mariasole Bannò & Celeste Amorim Varum & Valentina Morandi, 2011. "Public policy for innovation and internationalisation: are they worth it?," ERSA conference papers ersa11p457, European Regional Science Association.
  3. Tarek SADRAOUI & Adnen CHOCKRI, 2011. "Relationship Between Private and Public Investment in R&D: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis," Review of Economic and Business Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 8, pages 197-212, December.
  4. Barrios, Salvador & Mas, Matilde & Navajas, Elena & Quesada, Javier, 2008. "Mapping the ICT in EU Regions: Location, Employment, Factors of Attractiveness and Economic Impact," MPRA Paper 6998, University Library of Munich, Germany.


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