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Innovation, international R&D Spillovers and the sectoral heterogeneity of knowledge flows

Franco Malerba (), Maria Mancusi () and Fabio Montobbio ()

No 204, KITeS Working Papers from KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy

Abstract: This paper analyses the relative effects of national and international, intra-sectoral and intersectoral spillovers on innovative activity in six large, industrialized countries (France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and US) over the period 1981-1995. We use patent applications at the European Patent Office to measure innovation and their citations to trace knowledge flows within and across 135 narrowly defined technological fields. We find that, in addition to international ones, intra-sectoral spillovers are an important determinant of innovation.

Keywords: R&D spillovers; Knowledge flows; Patent citations. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F0 O3 R1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ino, nep-knm, nep-mic and nep-tid
Date: 2007-10, Revised 2007-10
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