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Localized Technological Knowledge: Pecuniary Knowledge Externalities And Appropriability

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  • Cristiano Antonelli

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Recent advances in the economics of knowledge highlight the key role of pecuniary knowledge externalities in explaining the system dynamics of total factor productivity growth. When non-exhaustible technological knowledge is an input both in the production of new goods and of further knowledge, and the acquisition of external knowledge, as a non-disposable input in the production of new knowledge, is not free, pecuniary externalities, as opposed to technological externalities, provide an important clue to understanding the key role of knowledge governance mechanisms in assessing the rate of growth of total factor productivity and economic systems at large. The negative effects upon appropriability limit the advantages of agglomeration.

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Paper provided by Max Planck Institute of Economics, Evolutionary Economics Group in its series Papers on Economics and Evolution with number 2007-09.

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Keywords: TECHNOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE; PECUNIARY EXTERNALITIES; KNOWLEDGE GOVERNANCE; KNOWLEDGE APPROPRIABILITY Length 21 pages;

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Cited by:
  1. Gehringer, Agnieszka, 2010. "Pecuniary knowledge externalities in a new taxonomy: Knowledge interactions in a vertically integrated system," Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers 102, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics.
  2. Quatraro, Francesco, 2008. "Regional Knowledge Base and Productivity Growth: The Evidence of Italian Manufacturing," Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis LEI & BRICK - Laboratory of Economics of Innovation "Franco Momigliano", Bureau of Research in Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge, Collegio 200810, University of Turin.
  3. Gehringer, Agnieszka, 2010. "Pecuniary knowledge externalities in a new taxonomy: Knowledge interactions in a vertically integrated system," Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers 102, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics.

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