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How far do They Reach? The Localization of Industrial and Academic Knowledge Spillovers in the Netherlands

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  • Beugelsdijk, S.
  • Cornet, M.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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R&D is good for economic growth.There is now compelling evidence that R&D is in particular good for local economic growth, since knowledge spillovers tend to be bounded by distance.But how local is local?This paper studies the role of proximity in innovation in the Netherlands, a small country.We find that proximity does not promote industrial knowledge spillovers within the Netherlands, nor spillovers from all-discipline universities.But we do find that distance limits spillovers from universities of technology.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2001-47.

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Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:200147

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Keywords: innovation; geography; industrial spillovers; knowledge spillovers;

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