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THE IMPACT OF RELATIONAL SPILLOVERS FROM JOINT RESEARCH PROJECTS ON KNOWLEDGE CREATION ACROSS EUROPEAN REGIONS

Daniela Di Cagno (), Andrea Fabrizi (), Valentina Meliciani () and Iris Wanzenböck ()
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Andrea Fabrizi: Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico
Valentina Meliciani: Università di Teramo
Iris Wanzenböck: Austrian Institute of Technology

No 15116, Working Papers LuissLab from Dipartimento di Economia e Finanza, LUISS Guido Carli

Abstract: This paper investigates the impact of “relational” spillovers arising from participation in European research networks on knowledge creation across European regions. We use links in EU Framework Programmes (from the Fourth to the Seventh) to weight foreign R&D in order to construct a relational distance matrix across 257 European regions over the period 1995-2010. We, then, assess the impact of relational spillovers on regional patent applications controlling also for local spatial spillovers. We find that relational spillovers matter for knowledge creation although spatial contiguity remains a crucial factor. We also find that spillovers are higher when regions with different levels of R&D participate in European networks. .

Keywords: Relational spillovers; R&D collaboration; knowledge; EU Framework Programmes; spatial correlation; patents. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O31 R12 C23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-eur, nep-geo, nep-ino, nep-knm, nep-sbm and nep-ure
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