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New Insights On The Relationships Between Geographic And Institutional Distance In Research Collaborations:A Long Period Analysis

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  • Rosamaria D’Amore

    () (Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Statistiche, Università degli Studi di Salerno)

  • Roberto Iorio

    () (Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Statistiche, Università degli Studi di Salerno)

Abstract

This paper analyses the relationship between institutional and geographic distance in scientific collaborations, evaluating the possible changes when a long period (sixteen years) is taken into consideration and discussing the use of some alternative measures of institutional distance. The main result, obtained by analysing the publications of the Italian biotech firms, is that international publications present an higher institutional distance than national papers, particularly in the early years, while there is no significant difference in institutional distance between regional and extra-regional papers, suggesting that opposite incentives are in action at different geographic scales and in different periods.

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  • Rosamaria D’Amore & Roberto Iorio, 2014. "New Insights On The Relationships Between Geographic And Institutional Distance In Research Collaborations:A Long Period Analysis," Working Papers 3_229, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Statistiche, Università degli Studi di Salerno.
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    Keywords

    university-industry collaboration; co-autorships; knowledge flows; scientific and technological policy.;

    JEL classification:

    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • 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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