The importance of R&D subsidies and technological infrastructure for regional innovation performance - A conditional efficiency approach
AbstractThe importance of R&D subsidies for innovation activities is highlighted by numerous firm-level studies. These approaches miss however the systematic regional character of innovation activities and potential firm-spanning effects of this policy measure. The literature on regional innovation performance has widely neglected R&D subsidies so far. This paper analyzes the importance of R&D subsidies as well as the relevance of a publicly funded technological infrastructure for the innovation efficiency of German regions. Using conditional nonparametric frontier techniques we find positive effects of R&D subsidies and somewhat smaller ones for the technological infrastructure, which however vary between industries.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Utrecht University, Section of Economic Geography in its series Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) with number 0921.
Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2009
Date of revision: Nov 2009
innovation policy; regional innovation efficiency; technological infrastructure; stepwise conditional efficiency analysis;
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