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Innovation, international R&D Spillovers and the sectoral heterogeneity of knowledge flows

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  • Franco Malerba

    (Department of Economics and CESPRI, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy..)

  • Maria Luisa Mancusi

    (Department of Economics and CESPRI, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.)

  • Fabio Montobbio

    (Department of Economics, Insubria University, Varese and CESPRI, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.)

Abstract

This paper analyses the relative effects of national and international, intra-sectoral and intersectoral spillovers on innovative activity in six large, industrialized countries (France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and US) over the period 1981-1995. We use patent applications at the European Patent Office to measure innovation and their citations to trace knowledge flows within and across 135 narrowly defined technological fields. We find that, in addition to international ones, intra-sectoral spillovers are an important determinant of innovation.

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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 204.

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Length: pages 35
Date of creation: Oct 2007
Date of revision: Oct 2007
Handle: RePEc:cri:cespri:wp204

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