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The determinants of regional innovation in Europe: A combined factorial and regression knowledge production function approach

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  • Buesa, Mikel
  • Heijs, Joost
  • Baumert, Thomas
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    The present paper studies the determinants of regional innovation in Europe through a knowledge production function approach that combines factorial analysis and regression. Our dependent variable are the patents while we used initially 21 explanatory variables that were converted--by a factor analysis--into five non-observable "hypothetical" variables reflecting five important aspects of the innovation systems: the National environment, the Regional environment, Innovating firms, Universities and the R&D done by Public Administration. Our results show that all factors have a statistically significant effect on the production of knowledge (patents), although they present very different impacts.

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    Volume (Year): 39 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 6 (July)
    Pages: 722-735

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:respol:v:39:y:2010:i:6:p:722-735

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    Keywords: Determinants of innovation Regional innovation systems Europe R&D;

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    1. Lee, In Hyeock & Hong, Eunsuk & Sun, Laixiang, 2013. "Regional knowledge production and entrepreneurial firm creation: Spatial Dynamic Analyses," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 66(10), pages 2106-2115.
    2. Hugo Pinto, 2011. "Knowledge Transfer in the Mirror: Reflections on the Determinants of Research Groups and Companies Collaborative Patterns within Andalusia's Regional Innovation System," ERSA conference papers ersa11p212, European Regional Science Association.
    3. Marta Foddi & Stefano Usai, 2013. "Regional Knowledge Performance in Europe," Growth and Change, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, vol. 44(2), pages 258-286, 06.

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