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La structure spatiale des relations science-industrie en France. L'exemple des contrats entre les entreprises et les laboratoires du CNRS


  • Michel Grossetti
  • David Nguyen


This study analyses the geographic structure of the relations between the academic laboratories and the firms, using as a basis the contracts between the CNRS laboratories and their industrial partners (firms and some state technological organizations). This analysis makes evident that the geographic structure has two main levels : the nation level (with a strong divide between Paris regions and the province) and the urban areas (proximity effects). This structure has evolved for the 13 studied years (1986-1998) with a relative weaknessing of the national level and a strengthening of the local or interregional cooperations. Classification JEL : O18.

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  • Michel Grossetti & David Nguyen, 2001. "La structure spatiale des relations science-industrie en France. L'exemple des contrats entre les entreprises et les laboratoires du CNRS," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(2), pages 311-326.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_012_0311

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    academy-industry; innovation; proximity;

    JEL classification:

    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure


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