On the link between urban location and the involvement of knowledge intensive business services firms in collaboration networks
AbstractKnowledge intensive business services firms can play a key role in modern economies by linking localized collaboration networks to global knowledge flows, and by actively serving in support of knowledge diffusion across institutional and sectoral divides. The extent to which they do is dependent on the markets, partners and human resources available locally. This paper uses the unique establishment-level innovation data available in Norway to investigate whether location in urban labour market regions influences the geographical scope of collaborative linkages maintained within and outside the realm of clients. It proceeds to consider whether the diversity of partner types used locally, domestically and abroad differ between locations.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy in its series CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers with number 2013/21.
Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 17 Jun 2013
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knowledge intensive business services; urban economies; collaboration; internationalization;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- L80 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - General
- O31 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
- R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
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- NEP-CSE-2013-09-25 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-GEO-2013-09-25 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-KNM-2013-09-25 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-LAM-2013-09-25 (Central & South America)
- NEP-LTV-2013-09-25 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-NET-2013-09-25 (Network Economics)
- NEP-NEU-2013-09-25 (Neuroeconomics)
- NEP-SBM-2013-09-25 (Small Business Management)
- NEP-URE-2013-09-25 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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