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Knowledge Production in Swedish Functional Regions 1993-1999

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  • Martin Andersson

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    (Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping Sweden.)

  • Olof Ejermo

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    (Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping Sweden.)

Abstract

Knowledge production function approaches to estimation of knowledge flows in regions have recently come under attack not to open the ’black box’ of knowledge creation and it has been questioned whether spillovers really are the key determinant of knowledge diffusion rather than market mechanisms. Nonetheless, KPF approaches can be useful to get a rough picture of the aggregate magnitude of agglomeration effects pertaining to knowledge. We improve on the literature by studying, within a KPF framework, the relationship between the amount of R&D of firms and universities and the amount of patent applications for Swedish functional regions 1993-1999. Extraregional knowledge flows are weighted by the frictional effect of time distance. Presently the analysis has not been conducted within a proper spatial econometric framework and we therefore refrain from drawing any precise conclusions of the estimates.

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Paper provided by KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy in its series KITeS Working Papers with number 139.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2002
Date of revision: Feb 2003
Handle: RePEc:cri:cespri:wp139

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Keywords: knowledge production function; patents; R&D; knowledge spillovers; externalities;

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  1. Martin Andersson & Olof Ejermo, 2002. "Knowledge Production in Swedish Functional Regions 1993-1999," KITeS Working Papers 139, KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy, revised Feb 2003.
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  3. Caniels, M.C.J. & Romijn, H.A., 2003. "What drives innovativeness in industrial clusters? Transcending the debate," Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies (ECIS) working paper series 03.04, Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies (ECIS).
  4. Christ, Julian P., 2010. "The geography and co-location of European technology-specific co-inventorship networks," FZID Discussion Papers 14-2010, University of Hohenheim, Center for Research on Innovation and Services (FZID).
  5. Christ, Julian P., 2009. "New Economic Geography reloaded: localized knowledge spillovers and the geography of innovation," FZID Discussion Papers 01-2009, University of Hohenheim, Center for Research on Innovation and Services (FZID).

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