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Effects of Connectivity and Freedom on Innovation: An Empirical Test Using Different Data Sources

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  • William R. DiPietro

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This paper uses cross country regression analysis on a large sample of countries to look at the hypothesized relationship between country innovation and country connectivity. Regressions are undertaken employing three different measures of innovation, using connectivity as the sole explanatory variable, and using connectivity adjusting for other variables. The analysis of the paper lends support to the proposition that greater connectivity between individuals within countries causes greater innovation within these countries. Regardless of the measure used to capture innovation, connectivity is found to be statistically relevant.

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  • William R. DiPietro, 2013. "Effects of Connectivity and Freedom on Innovation: An Empirical Test Using Different Data Sources," Review of Economics & Finance, Better Advances Press, Canada, vol. 3, pages 83-89, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bap:journl:130108
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    1. Weinhold, Diana & Nair-Reichert, Usha, 2009. "Innovation, Inequality and Intellectual Property Rights," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 37(5), pages 889-901, May.
    2. Ding, H., 2006. "The determinants of Innovation: An Empirical cross-country study of 43 countries for 1998-2002," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 6(1).
    3. Francesco Crespi, 2004. "Notes on the Determinants of Innovation: A Multi-Perspective Analysis," Working Papers 2004.42, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
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    Keywords

    Connectivity; Innovation; Determinants of innovation; Cross country analysis; Ideas and creativity;

    JEL classification:

    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General

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