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Knowledge Begets Knowledge: Knowledge Spillovers and the Output of Scientific Papers from U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Projects

David Audretsch (), Albert Link and Martijn van Hasselt

No 19-12, UNCG Economics Working Papers from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics

Abstract: Scientific papers submitted for publication from U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)-funded research projects are an innovative output that has yet to be studied systematically. Using a knowledge production framework, we identify empirically covariates with the number of scientific papers resulting from SBIR projects over the period 1992 through 2001. We find empirically that when the firm involves a university in its funded project, more scientific papers result. When the form of university involvement is taken into account, we find the greatest impact on the output of scientific papers comes from the inclusion of an individual from the university who originally developed the technology being pursued by the firm in its SBIR project. In other words, the project-specific technical human capital knowledge from the university that spills over to the firm's projects begets (i.e., brings about) additional knowledge in the form of scientific papers submitted for publication.

Keywords: innovative; technology; scientific publications; R&D; university knowledge spillovers; Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program; patents (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J24 O31 O33 O38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 29 pages
Date: 2019-09-30
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-ent, nep-ino, nep-knm, nep-ppm, nep-sbm and nep-tid
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