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Access to Universities' Public Knowledge: Who is More Regionalist?

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  • Manuel Acosta
  • Joaqu�n M. Azagra-Caro
  • Daniel Coronado

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A costa M., A zagra -C aro J. M. and C oronado D. Access to universities' public knowledge: who is more regionalist?, Regional Studies . This paper tracks university-to-firm patent citations rather than the more usual patent-to-patent or paper-to-patent citations. It explains regional and non-regional citations as a function of firms' absorptive capacity and universities' production capacity in the region rather than explaining citations as a function of distance between citing and cited regions. Using a dataset of European Union regions for the years 1997-2007, it is found that fostering university research and development (R&D) capacity increases the attractiveness of the local university's knowledge base to firms in the region, but also reduces wider searches for university knowledge. Increasing the absorptive capacity of local business encourages firms to access university knowledge from outside the region.

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  • Manuel Acosta & Joaqu�n M. Azagra-Caro & Daniel Coronado, 2016. "Access to Universities' Public Knowledge: Who is More Regionalist?," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 50(3), pages 446-459, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:50:y:2016:i:3:p:446-459
    DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2014.923094
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