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High-tech clusters, technology spillovers, and trade secret laws

  • Andrea Fosfuri

    (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

  • Thomas Rønde

    (Copenhagen Business School)

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    We analyze firms’ incentives to cluster in an industrial district to benefit from reciprocal technology spillovers. A simple model of cumulative innovation is presented where technology spillovers arise endogenously through labor mobility. It is shown that firms’ incentives to cluster are the strongest when the following three conditions are met: 1) the growth potential of an industry is high; 2) competition in the product market is relatively soft; 3) the probability of a single firm to develop an innovation is neither very high nor very low. Trade secret protection based on punitive damages is, except in some extreme cases, beneficial for firms’ profits, stimulates clustering, and is not an impediment to technology spillovers.

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    Paper provided by University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics. Centre for Industrial Economics in its series CIE Discussion Papers with number 2003-02.

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    Length: 33 pages
    Date of creation: Mar 2003
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    Handle: RePEc:kud:kuieci:2003-02
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