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Collaboration networks as carriers of knowledge spillovers: Evidence from EU27 regions

Jarno Hoekman, Koen Frenken () and Frank Oort ()
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Jarno Hoekman: Urban & Regional research centre Utrecht (URU), Utrecht University - The Netherlands

No 222, KITeS Working Papers from KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy

Abstract: The geography of innovation traditionally concentrates on localised knowledge spillovers, yet neglects collaboration networks as a means to access knowledge outside the region. Using publication and patent data for 1316 regions in the EU27 plus Norway and Switzerland, we find that both localised knowledge spillovers and the knowledge spillovers stemming from collaboration affect the innovative performance of regions. The results provide support for EU policies aimed at creating European collaboration networks.

Keywords: Knowledge Production Function; Spillovers; Collaboration; Networks; European Research Area; Publication; Patent; Public Good (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 O30 O33 O52 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-edu, nep-eec, nep-eff, nep-geo, nep-hrm, nep-ino, nep-ipr, nep-pr~, nep-knm, nep-net, nep-soc and nep-ure
Date: 2008-09, Revised 2008-09
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