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The impact of higher education institution-firm knowledge links on establishment-level productivity in British regions

Richard Harris (), Qian Li () and John Moffat ()

No 1018, Working Papers from University of Strathclyde Business School, Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper estimates whether sourcing knowledge from and/or cooperating on innovation with higher education institutions impacts on establishment-level TFP and whether this impact differs across domestically-owned and foreign-owned establishments and across the regions of Great Britain. Using propensity score matching, the results show overall a positive and statistically significant impact although there are differences in the strength of this impact across production and non-production industries, across domestically-owned and foreign-owned firms, and across regions. These results highlight the importance of absorptive capacity in determining the extent to which establishments can benefit from linkages with higher education institutions.

Keywords: Universities; University-Industry knowledge links; Firm-level productivity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D24 I23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 21 pages
Date: 2010-09
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-edu, nep-eff, nep-eur, nep-geo, nep-lab and nep-sbm
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