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The geography of collaborative knowledge production in Europe

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  • Jarno Hoekman

    (Urban & Regional research centre Utrecht (URU), Utrecht University.)

  • Koen Frenken

    (Urban & Regional research centre Utrecht (URU), Utrecht University.)

  • Frank van Oort

    (Netherlands Institute for Spatial Research (RPB), and Urban & Regional research centre Utrecht (URU), Utrecht University.)

Abstract

We analyse inter-regional research collaboration as measured by scientific publications and patents with multiple addresses, covering 1316 NUTS3 regions in 29 European countries. The estimates of gravity equations show the effects of geographical and institutional distance on research collaboration. We also find evidence for the existence of elite structures between excellence regions and between capital regions. The results suggest that current EU science policy to stimulate research collaboration is legitimate, but doubt the compatibility between EU science policy and EU cohesion policy.

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  • Jarno Hoekman & Koen Frenken & Frank van Oort, 2008. "The geography of collaborative knowledge production in Europe," KITeS Working Papers 214, KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy, revised Feb 2008.
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    Keywords

    collaboration; networks; geography; elite; gravity model;
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    JEL classification:

    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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