The impact of higher education institution-firm knowledge links on establishment-level productivity in British regions
AbstractThis paper estimates whether sourcing knowledge from and/or cooperating on innovation with higher education institutions impacts on establishment-level TFP and whether this impact differs across domestically-owned and foreign-owned establishments and across the regions of Great Britain. Using propensity score matching, the results show overall a positive and statistically significant impact although there are differences in the strength of this impact across production and non-production industries, across domestically-owned and foreign-owned firms, and across regions. These results highlight the importance of absorptive capacity in determining the extent to which establishments can benefit from linkages with higher education institutions.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Strathclyde Business School, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1018.
Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2010
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Universities; University-Industry knowledge links; Firm-level productivity;
Other versions of this item:
- Richard Harris & Qian Cher Li & John Moffat, 2013. "The Impact Of Higher Education Institution–Firm Knowledge Links On Establishment-Level Productivity In British Regions," Manchester School, University of Manchester, vol. 81(2), pages 143-162, 03.
- D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
- I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-06-11 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2011-06-11 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-EDU-2011-06-11 (Education)
- NEP-EFF-2011-06-11 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-EUR-2011-06-11 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-GEO-2011-06-11 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-LAB-2011-06-11 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-SBM-2011-06-11 (Small Business Management)
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