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Science Parks and the Development of NTBFs-- Location, Survival and Growth

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  • Richard Ferguson

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  • Christer Olofsson
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    This study investigates survival and growth of NTBFs located on and off two Swedish science parks. We find that firms located on science parks have significantly higher survival rates than off-park firms. However, we observe insignificant differences in sales and employment. Wider variation in the growth rates of firms located on parks together with the better survival suggests that the science parks may be providing favorable locations for NTBFs in a range of development phases. The image benefit associated with a science park location is not helpful in explaining growth, whereas a location benefit associated with cooperation with universities is positively associated with growth.

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal The Journal of Technology Transfer.

    Volume (Year): 29 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 1 (01)
    Pages: 5-17

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:jtecht:v:29:y:2004:i:1:p:5-17

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    3. Michael Schwartz & Christoph Hornych, 2008. "Technologie- und Gründerzentren im Lichte von Diversifizierung versus Spezialisierung," IWH Discussion Papers 7, Halle Institute for Economic Research.
    4. Squicciarini, Mariagrazia, 2009. "Science parks, knowledge spillovers, and firms' innovative performance: evidence from Finland," Economics Discussion Papers 2009-32, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
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