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Determinants of Localized Technology Spillovers: Role of Regional and Industrial Attributes


  • Jun Koo


Koo J. (2007) Determinants of localized technology spillovers: role of regional and industrial attributes, Regional Studies 41, 995-1011. Based on a simultaneous framework, the study investigates regional and industrial attributes that influence the geographical localization of technology spillovers. It provides substantial evidence that agglomeration, industry structure, small establishment, and local competition play important roles in the localization of technology spillovers. The influence of industry structure on localized technology spillovers, however, varies by industry. Diversity and specialization are important, but the magnitude of their importance decreases as the knowledge intensity of an industry increases. In particular, for more knowledge-intensive industries, it is the presence of a group of industries sharing similar knowledge bases that stimulates technology spillovers in metro areas. Koo J. (2007) Les determinants des retombees technologiques locales: le role des atouts regionaux et industriels, Regional Studies 41, 995-1011. A partir d'une structure simultanee, cet article cherche a examiner les atouts regionaux et industriels qui influent sur la localisation des retombees technologiques dans l'espace. L'etude fournit d'importantes preuves que l'agglomeration, la structure industrielle, les entreprises de petite taille et la concurrence locale jouent un role essentiel dans la localisation des retombees technologiques. Cependant, l'influence de la structure industrielle sur la localisation des retombees technologiques varie selon l'industrie. La diversite et la specialisation s'averent importantes, mais l'ampleur de leur importance diminue au fur et a mesure que le niveau de connaissances d'une industrie augmente. En particulier, pour les industries a fort niveau de connaissances, c'est la presence d'un regroupement d'industries qui partage des connaissances similaires qui encourage des retombees technologiques dans des zones metropolitaines. Retombees; Agglomeration; Connaissances; Innovation Koo J. (2007) Determinanten von lokalisierten TechnologieU-super-¨bertragungen: die Rolle der regionalen und branchenspezifischen Eigenschaften, Regional Studies 41, 995-1011. In dieser Studie werden auf der Grundlage eines simultanen Rahmens die regionalen und branchenspezifischen Eigenschaften untersucht, die sich auf die geografische Lokalisierung von technologischer U-super-¨bertragung auswirken. Die Studie liefert umfangreiche Belege dafU-super-¨r, dass Agglomeration, Branchenstruktur, Kleinbetriebe und lokaler Wettbewerb bei der Lokalisierung von technologischer U-super-¨bertragung eine wichtige Rolle spielen. Der Einfluss der Branchenstruktur auf die lokalisierte Technologie-U-super-¨bertragung hangt jedoch von der Branche ab. Diversitat und Spezialisierung sind wichtig, doch ihre Bedeutung nimmt bei wachsender Wissensintensitat der Branche ab. Insbesondere wird in wissensintensiveren Branchen die TechnologieU-super-¨bertragung in Metro-Bereichen durch die Prasenz einer Gruppe von Branchen stimuliert, die ahnliche Wissensbasen teilen. U-super-¨bertragungen; Agglomeration; Wissen; Innovation Koo J. (2007) Determinantes de los desbordamientos localizados de tecnologia: el papel de los atributos regionales e industriales, Regional Studies 41, 995-1011. Segun una estructura simultanea, en este estudio analizo las caracteristicas regionales e industriales que influyen en la localizacion geografica de los desbordamientos de tecnologia. En este estudio se dan suficientes ejemplos de que la aglomeracion, la estructura industrial, los pequenos comercios y la competencia local desempenan un papel importante en la localizacion de los desbordamientos de tecnologia. Sin embargo, la influencia de la estructura industrial en los desbordamientos localizados de la tecnologia varia en funcion de la industria. La diversidad y la especializacion son importantes pero la magnitud de su importancia disminuye cuando aumenta la intensidad del conocimiento de una industria. Especialmente en la mayoria de industrias de conocimiento intensivo, la presencia de un grupo de industrias que comparten bases similares de conocimiento es precisamente lo que estimula los desbordamientos de la tecnologia en areas metropolitanas. Desbordamientos; Aglomeracion; Conocimiento; Innovacion

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  • Jun Koo, 2007. "Determinants of Localized Technology Spillovers: Role of Regional and Industrial Attributes," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 41(7), pages 995-1011.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:41:y:2007:i:7:p:995-1011
    DOI: 10.1080/00343400601142746

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