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Exploring Spatial Features Of Science-Industry Partnerships: A Study On French Data

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  • Marie Ferru

    () (CRIEF - Centre de Recherche sur l'Intégration Economique et Financière - Université de Poitiers)

  • Olivier Bouba-Olga

    () (CRIEF - Centre de Recherche sur l'Intégration Economique et Financière - Université de Poitiers)

  • Dominique Pepin

    (CRIEF - Centre de Recherche sur l'Intégration Economique et Financière - Université de Poitiers)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to provide explanatory elements of the geography of collaboration by testing various potential factors related to the partners' features (sector of activity, location, affiliation to a parent firm, ...) and to the pair of regions involved in the partnership (economic and scientific endowment of regions and proximities that separate them). Based on a database collecting around 15 000 Science‐Industry agreements signed in France between 1981 and 2006, we first realized a probit model that focus on the local dimension of science-industry collaborations on an inter-individual level. We then test a gravity model (sample selection model) in order to explain the probability and the intensity of interregional collaborations.

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  • Marie Ferru & Olivier Bouba-Olga & Dominique Pepin, 2011. "Exploring Spatial Features Of Science-Industry Partnerships: A Study On French Data," Post-Print hal-00566109, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00566109 DOI: 10.1111/j.1435-5957.2011.00385.x Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00566109
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    1. Negin Salimi & Jafar Rezaei, 2016. "Measuring efficiency of university-industry Ph.D. projects using best worst method," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 109(3), pages 1911-1938, December.
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