IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this paper

Does Knowledge Trade Create Growth Everywhere? Questions and Reply from a Cross-Country Comparison

Listed author(s):
  • Domenico Campisi


  • Maria Assunta Barchiesi


  • Carlo Tesauro


Registered author(s):

    The knowledge is assuming a leading role between production factors, changing from enabling element to success critical factor in enterprises competition. The meaning of knowledge used in this paper is that of technological innovation (both of product and of process) useful in the industrial environment. Following this approach, the usage of models to analyse knowledge development, exchange and international diffusion needs some specific indicators obtained by undirect mesures, such as patents, R&D investments and productive efficency relative degree. The analysis of data about R&D investments supply information about the location of activities related to inventions, so enabling to identify the poles of knowledge creation, while data about productivity levels indicate the country?s ability to adopt new inventions. Moreover, data about international patents enable to underline the existing relationships between knowledge creation location and the areas where its ?consumption? introduce a productivity growth. The compared analysis between different countries enhanced the primary role of technological infrastructure both for knowledge creation and for new inventions adoption.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Paper provided by European Regional Science Association in its series ERSA conference papers with number ersa03p303.

    in new window

    Date of creation: Aug 2003
    Handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa03p303
    Contact details of provider: Postal:
    Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria

    Web page:

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa03p303. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Gunther Maier)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.