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Imports, R&D and Local Patent Production
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Law, Politics and Economics.
2007 (English)In: Uddevalla Symposium tenth anniversary 2007: Institutions for Knowledge Generation and Knowledge Flows - Buildning Innovative Capabilities for Regions : Revised papers presented at the 10th Uddevalla Symposium, 14-16 June, 2007, University West, Uddevalla, Sweden.  / [ed] Iréne Johansson, Trollhättan: University West , 2007, 433-450 p.Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the effects of national and international knowledge flows on innovative activity. Therefore a knowledge production function is estimated with patent applications in Swedish municipalities as the measure of innovation. The knowledge resources applied are R&D investments and high valued imports. In order to account for the importance of proximity, the knowledge resources are expressed as accessibilities. The total accessibility of a municipality is decomposed into local, intra-regional and inter-regional accessibility. The main results indicate that knowledge resources in a given municipality tend to have a positive effect on the innovative activity of another municipality, given that the municipalities belong to the same functional region. Thus, the results of the analysis indicate that knowledge flows transcend municipal borders, but that they tend to be bounded within functional regions. This result holds for both R&D investments and high valued import products.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West , 2007. 433-450 p.
Series
Research reports / University West, ISSN 1653-7831 ; 2007:04
Keyword [en]
Knowledge, spillovers, patents, imports, R&D, research and development
National Category
Economics
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-2913OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-2913DiVA: diva2:376426
Conference
The 10th Uddevalla Symposium, 14-16 June, University West, Uddevalla, Sweden
Available from: 2010-12-10 Created: 2010-12-10 Last updated: 2010-12-10Bibliographically approved

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