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Does location matter? STI and DUI innovation modes in different geographic settings

David Doloreux and Richard Shearmur

Technovation, 2023, vol. 119, issue C

Abstract: Since Jensen et al.’s (2007) seminal paper conceptualizing innovation modes, many empirical studies have demonstrated the validity of the concept. There have recently been two developments that may help clarify our understanding of innovation modes. First, innovation modes are being sub-divided between those internal and those external to the firm. Second, it is increasingly suggested that the connection between innovation mode and innovation outcome may be context dependent, with specific interest in regional context. In this paper we contribute to this debate by examining whether the connection between internal and external innovation modes and innovation outcomes varies across two types of context: geographic (with establishments classified according to their distance from a metropolitan area) and technological (in order to position our geographic results). We show that for some types of innovation and for some types of mode, geographic context is a determining factor, whereas technological context has no effect on the relationship.

Keywords: STI; DUI; Innovation modes; Innovation; Geographical context; Quebec (Canada) (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2023
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DOI: 10.1016/j.technovation.2022.102609

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