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Firm location, Corporate Structure, R&D Investment, Innovation and Productivity

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  • Börje Johansson

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  • Hans Lööf

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  • Amy Rade Olsson

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This study elucidates the relationship between localisation of firms, corporate structure, intellectual capital and innovations.The main finding is that a greater concentration of multinational firms, human capital, T&D and universities is significantly and positive associated with research productivity. All other things equal, such as firm size, sector classification, human capital, corporate owner structure and R&D investment, the return to an invested Euro in R&D is, at the margin, greatest for firms localized to the capital of Sweden, compared to four other large regions. However, surprisingly Stockholm firms also have a lower propensity to cooperate with scientific, vertical and horisontal innovation systems. This may reflect limitations of popular survey-based information such as Community Innovation Survey data to capture spillover and the importance of informal collaborative relationships within regions.

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  1. Karlsson, Charlie & Johansson, Börje, 2006. "Regional Development and Knowledge," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 76, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.
  2. Johansson, Börje & Lööf, Hans, 2005. "FDI Inflows to Sweden Consequences for Innovation and Renewal," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 36, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.

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