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Spatial interaction modelling of cross-region R&D collaborations: empirical evidence from the 5th EU framework programme

  • Thomas Scherngell
  • Michael J. Barber

The focus of this study is on cross-region R&D collaborations in Europe. We use data on collaborative R&D projects funded by the 5th EU Framework Programme (FP5). The objective is to identify separation effects - such as geographical or technological effects - on the constitution of cross-region collaborative R&D activities within a Poisson spatial interaction modelling framework. The results provide striking evidence that geographical factors are important determinants of cross-region collaboration intensities, but the effect of technological proximity is stronger. R&D collaborations occur most often between organizations that are located close to each other in technological space. Copyright (c) 2009 the author(s). Journal compilation (c) 2009 RSAI.

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Volume (Year): 88 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (08)
Pages: 531-546

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