The complementary effects of proximity dimensions on knowledge spillovers
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to analyse the effect of various proximity dimensions on the innovative capacity of 276 regions in Europe within a knowledge production function model, where R&D and human capital are included as the main internal inputs. We combine the standard geographical proximity with the technological, social and organizational ones to assess whether they are substitutes or complements in channelling knowledge spillovers. Results show that all proximities have a significant complementary role in generating an important flow of knowledge across regions, with technological closeness showing the most important effect.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia in its series Working Paper CRENoS with number 201121.
Date of creation: 2011
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spatial models; spillovers; proximity; human capital; knowledge production;
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- Emanuela Marrocu & Raffaele Paci & Stefano Usai, 2012. "The complementary effects of proximity dimensions on knowledge spillovers," ERSA conference papers ersa12p167, European Regional Science Association.
- R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
- O52 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
- O31 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
- O18 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
- C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
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- NEP-ALL-2011-12-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2011-12-13 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-EFF-2011-12-13 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-GEO-2011-12-13 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-HRM-2011-12-13 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-INO-2011-12-13 (Innovation)
- NEP-KNM-2011-12-13 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-SBM-2011-12-13 (Small Business Management)
- NEP-URE-2011-12-13 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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