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National R&D and Patenting: Is New Zealand an Outlier?

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  • Ron Crawford
  • Richard Fabling
  • Arthur Grimes
  • Nick Bonner

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We analyse patterns of national R&D and patenting activity across developed countries, accounting for factors that may impact on small, distant countries. Once we control for the effects of economic size, distance, sectoral composition and firm size, New Zealand is not an outlier in its per capita patenting performance or its level of R&D expenditure. Nor is the private sector share of R&D expenditure unusually low. If anything, New Zealand has a higher than expected private sector R&D share and slightly 'over-performs ' in terms of patenting and R&D activity. We discuss some implications of the results for New Zealand's national innovation system.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal New Zealand Economic Papers.

Volume (Year): 41 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 69-90

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Handle: RePEc:taf:nzecpp:v:41:y:2007:i:1:p:69-90

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Keywords: R&D; patents; economic geography;

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Cited by:
  1. James Zuccollo & Sholeh Maani & Bill Kaye-Blake & Lulu Zeng, 2013. "Private Returns to Tertiary Education - How Does New Zealand Compare to the OECD?," Treasury Working Paper Series 13/10, New Zealand Treasury.
  2. Grimes, Arthur & Le Vaillant, Jason & McCann, Philip, 2011. "Auckland's Knowledge Economy: Australasian and European Comparisons," Occasional Papers 11/2, Ministry of Economic Development, New Zealand.

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