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The Impact of Gravity-Weighted Knowledge Spillovers on Productivity in Manufacturing

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This paper tests for localized knowledge spillovers from out-of-state innovations in U.S. manufacturing from 1977 to 1997. The source of these spillovers is innovations categorized into six technologies based on U.S. patent classes and patent data. Using a gravity-weighting for out-of-state innovations, knowledge spillovers are found from mechanical technologies and drug and medical technologies for a broad group of manufacturing industries. Innovations from chemical-related technologies are found to generate spillovers for the Chemical and Allied Products Industry and for the Transportation Equipment Industry. Additionally, specialization of production at the two-digit Standard Industrial Classification of industry level is also found to increase state-level productivity in manufacturing. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

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  • Carol Robbins, 2006. "The Impact of Gravity-Weighted Knowledge Spillovers on Productivity in Manufacturing," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, vol. 31(1), pages 45-60, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jtecht:v:31:y:2006:i:1:p:45-60 DOI: 10.1007/s10961-005-5012-8
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    Keywords

    innovation; regions; cities; knowledge-intensive services; O3; R1;

    JEL classification:

    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • R1 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics

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