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The citation impact of research collaboration in science-based industries: A spatial-institutional analysis

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  • Koen Frenken

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  • Roderik Ponds
  • Frank van Oort

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This study shows for eight science-based industries that the citation impact of research collaboration is higher for international collaboration than for national and regional collaboration. A further analysis of institutional affiliations shows that university-industry-government collaborations profit from being organised at the regional scale only in the cases of biotechnology and organic fine chemistry. The alleged importance of physical proximity for successful interaction between university, industry and government thus is not robust across industries. We discuss the policy implications that follow.

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Paper provided by Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies (ECIS) in its series Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies (ECIS) working paper series with number 10-02.

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Date of creation: Mar 2010
Date of revision: Mar 2010
Handle: RePEc:dgr:tuecis:wpaper:1002

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Keywords: proximity; citation; globalisation; university-industry-government collaboration; triple helixience; economics of science; geography of science; sociology of scientific knowledge;

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  1. Nomaler, ├ľnder & Frenken, Koen & Heimeriks, Gaston, 2013. "Do more distant collaborations have more citation impact?," Journal of Informetrics, Elsevier, vol. 7(4), pages 966-971.
  2. Andrea Caragliu & Peter Nijkamp, 2013. "From Islands to Hubs of Innovation: Connecting Innovative Regions," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 13-141/VIII, Tinbergen Institute.

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