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Assessing The Impact Of University Technology Transfer On Firms’ Innovation

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  • Paola Cardamone

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  • Valeria Pupo

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  • Fernanda Ricotta

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    (Dipartimento di Economia, Statistica e Finanza, Università della Calabria)

Abstract

This paper analyses the influence of universities on Italian firms’ probability to innovate. Using firm-level data, we focus on institutionalised technology transfer (TT) activities in universities, namely spin-offs, patents and research contracts. Results show that TT activities play a significant role in the probability to innovate by Italian manufacturing firms located in the same province as the university. Nevertheless, the effect is not uniform: the contribution of university TT activities to the probability of firms’ innovating is concentrated in certain territorial areas (North-East and Centre) and sectors (science based and scale intensive) and among firms that are large.

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Paper provided by Università della Calabria, Dipartimento di Economia, Statistica e Finanza (Ex Dipartimento di Economia e Statistica) in its series Working Papers with number 201403.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2014
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Handle: RePEc:clb:wpaper:201403

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Keywords: Universities; Technology transfer; Manufacturing firms; Innovation; Spillovers;

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