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Cross-country difference in R&D productivity Comparison of 11 European economies

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  • Lööf, Hans

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    (CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, Royal Institute of Technology)

  • Savin, Maxim

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    (CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, Royal Institute of Technology)

Abstract

This paper examines differences in R&D productivity across a group of geographically adjacent economies. By distributing close to 355,000 patents across 18 industries in 11 countries, we find clear and systematic country patterns when taking into account differences in industrial structure, institutional arrangements and R&D intensity. This finding supports the argument that innovation systems are important for an industry’s capacity to generate new patentable knowledge.

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Paper provided by Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies in its series Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation with number 294.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: 19 Dec 2012
Date of revision: 13 Mar 2013
Handle: RePEc:hhs:cesisp:0294

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Keywords: Patent; R&D; Innovation; international comparison; panel data;

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