EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Access to universities’ public knowledge: Who’s more regionalist?

Manuel Acosta (), Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro and Daniel Coronado ()

No 201405, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) Working Paper Series from INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)

Abstract: This paper tracks university-to-firm patent citations rather than the more usual patent-to-patent or paper-to-patent citations. It explains regional and non-regional citations as a function of firms’ absorptive capacity and universities’ production capacity in the region rather than explaining citations as a function of distance between citing and cited regions. Using a dataset of European Union regions for the years 1997-2007, we find that fostering university R&D capacity increases the attractiveness of the local university’s knowledge base to firms in the region, but also reduces wider searches for university knowledge. Increasing the absorptive capacity of local business encourages firms to access university knowledge from outside the region.

Keywords: Knowledge flows; patent citations; spillovers; regions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O31 O33 R12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-eur, nep-geo, nep-ino, nep-ipr, nep-pr~, nep-knm, nep-sbm and nep-ure
Date: 2014-05-15, Revised 2014-10-08
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Published in Forthcoming in Regional Studies

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
Journal Article: Access to Universities' Public Knowledge: Who is More Regionalist? (2016) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ing:wpaper:201405

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) Working Paper Series from INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by François Perruchas ().

 
Page updated 2017-12-17
Handle: RePEc:ing:wpaper:201405