Research Productivity and the Quality of Interregional Knowledge Networks
AbstractThis paper estimates the impact of interregional knowledge flows on the productivity of research at the regional level. We develop the novel index of ’ego network quality’ in order to measure the value of knowledge that can be accessed from a particular region’s global knowledge network. Quality of interregional knowledge networks is related to the size of knowledge accumulated by the partners (‘knowledge potential’), the extent of collaboration among partners (‘local density’) and the position of partners in the entire knowledge network (‘global embeddedness’). Ego network quality impact on the productivity of research in scientific publications and patenting at the regional level is tested with co-patenting and EU Framework Program collaboration data for 189 European NUTS 2 regions.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Pécs, Department of Economics and Regional Studies in its series Working Papers with number 2012/2.
Date of creation: Jun 2012
Date of revision: Jun 2012
patents; scientific publications; knowledge networks; R&D productivity; regional knowledge production function; European regions;
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- Tamás Sebestyén & Attila Varga, 2013. "Research productivity and the quality of interregional knowledge networks," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 51(1), pages 155-189, August.
- O33 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
- R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
- R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-09-30 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2012-09-30 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-EUR-2012-09-30 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-GEO-2012-09-30 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-INO-2012-09-30 (Innovation)
- NEP-IPR-2012-09-30 (Intellectual Property Rights)
- NEP-KNM-2012-09-30 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-NET-2012-09-30 (Network Economics)
- NEP-URE-2012-09-30 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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