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The Impact of Higher Education Institution-Firm Knowledge Links on Firm-level Productivity in Britain

  • Richard Harris


    (Department of Economics, University of Glasgow)

  • Qian Cher Li


    (Imperial College, London.)

  • John

    (Strathclyde University)

This paper estimates whether knowledge links with universities impacts on establishment-level TFP. Using propensity score matching, the results show a positive and statistically significant impact although there are across production and non-production industries and domestically- and foreign-owned firms.

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Paper provided by University of Strathclyde Business School, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1017.

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Length: 8 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2010
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Handle: RePEc:str:wpaper:1017
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