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Effects of university research on the geography of innovation

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  • Tomas Del Barrio-Castro
  • Jose Garcia-Quevedo

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Del Barrio-Castro T. and Garcia-Quevedo J. (2005) Effects of university research on the geography of innovation, Regional Studies 39 , 1217-1229. Applied studies on the relationship between geography and technological innovation for the USA, Germany, France and Italy have shown the positive effects that academic research exerts on the innovative output of firms at a spatial level. The purpose of this paper is to look for new evidence on the possible effects of university research for the case of Spanish regions. Within the framework of a Griliches-Jaffe knowledge production function, and using panel data and count models, the relationship between innovative inputs and patents is explored. The results show that university research exerts a positive influence on the regional distribution of private innovation of high-technological content.

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Volume (Year): 39 (2005)
Issue (Month): 9 ()
Pages: 1217-1229

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Keywords: Geography of innovation; Research and development (R&D); Patents; Geographie de l'innovation; R et D; Brevets; Geographie der Innovation; Forschung und Entwicklung; Patente; Geografia de innovacion; I+D; Patentes; JEL classifications: O18; O30; R30; R58;

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