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The impact of higher education institution-firm knowledge links on firm-level productivity in Britain

This article estimates whether knowledge links with universities impact on establishment-level Total Factor Productivity (TFP). Using propensity score matching, the results show a positive and statistically significant impact although there are differences across production and nonproduction industries and domestically and foreign-owned firms.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 18 (2011)
Issue (Month): 13 ()
Pages: 1243-1246

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Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:18:y:2011:i:13:p:1243-1246
DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2010.532098
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