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European R&D networks: A snapshot from the 7th EU Framework Programme

Sara Amoroso, Alex Coad () and Nicola Grassano ()
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Nicola Grassano: European Commission – JRC, https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en

No 2017-05, JRC Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation from Joint Research Centre (Seville site)

Abstract: Recent empirical studies have investigated the territorial impact of Europe’s research policies, in particular the contribution of the European Framework Programmes to the integration of a European Research Area. This paper deepens the analysis on the integration and participation of peripheral regions, by focusing on the differences in intensity and determinants of inter-regional collaborations across three groups of collaborations. We consider collaborations among more developed regions, between more and less developed regions, and among less developed regions. Building on the recent spatial interaction literature, this paper investigates the effects of physical, institutional, social and technological proximity on the intensity of inter-regional research collaboration across heterogeneous European regions. We find that the impact of disparities in human capital and technological proximity on regional R&D cooperation is relevant and differs across subgroups of collaborations. Moreover, despite the efforts of integrating marginal actors, peripheral regions have lower rates of collaborations.

Keywords: European Research Area; spatial interaction modelling; R&D collaboration; regional integration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O38 L14 F15 R15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-cta, nep-ino, nep-sbm and nep-ure
Date: 2017-07
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