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
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
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Journal Article: THE IMPACT OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION–FIRM KNOWLEDGE LINKS ON ESTABLISHMENT-LEVEL PRODUCTIVITY IN BRITISH REGIONS (2013)
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