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Modelling R&D and Innovation Support Systems – Analysis of Regional Cluster Structures in Innovation in Portugal

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  • Teresa de Noronha Vaz

    (University of the Algarve, Faro, Portugal)

  • Purificación Vicente Galindo

    (University of the Algarve, Faro, Portugal)

  • Peter Nijkamp

    (VU University Amsterdam)

Abstract

This paper offers a new methodology to identify R&D and innovation clusters, on the basis of a regional analysis of innovation support systems in Portugal. Using a web-based inventory of R&D and innovation agencies, an extensive data base is created. This data set is next analyzed by means of Principal Coordinates Analysis followed by a Logistic Biplot approach (leading to Voronoi mappings) in order to design a systematic typology of innovation clusters in the main regions in Portugal. A striking result is the significant difference in innovation systems at regional level in Portugal. The paper is concluded with policy recommendations.

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  • Teresa de Noronha Vaz & Purificación Vicente Galindo & Peter Nijkamp, 2013. "Modelling R&D and Innovation Support Systems – Analysis of Regional Cluster Structures in Innovation in Portugal," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 13-107/VIII, Tinbergen Institute.
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    Keywords

    R&D and innovation; regional innovation systems; principal coordinates analysis; logistic biplot; Voronoi mapping; public policy;

    JEL classification:

    • Q55 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Technological Innovation
    • Q16 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services

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