Vásquez Urriago, Ángela Rocio and Barge-Gil, Andrés and Modrego Rico, Aurelia and Paraskevopoulou, Evita (2011): The impact of science and technology parks on firms´ product innovation: empirical evidence from Spain.
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Science and Technology Parks (STP) are one of the most important and extensive innovation policy initiatives introduced in recent years. This work evaluates the impact of STP on firm product innovation in the Spanish context. Spain is less developed than most of the advanced countries, and regional and national governments are prioritizing STP initiatives. The large firm sample for our study is from the Spanish Technological Innovation Survey, provided by the National Statistical Institute. We focus on average treatment effects for firms located in 22 Spanish STP. Our results show that Spanish STP have a strong and positive impact on the probability and amount of product innovation achieved by STP located firms. These results hold for different assumptions about the mechanisms underlying location in a STP.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The impact of science and technology parks on firms´ product innovation: empirical evidence from Spain|
|Keywords:||Science and Technology Parks; product innovation; treatment effects; regional development policies.|
|Subjects:||R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R5 - Regional Government Analysis > R53 - Public Facility Location Analysis; Public Investment and Capital Stock
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L25 - Firm Performance: Size, Diversification, and Scope
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O2 - Development Planning and Policy > O25 - Industrial Policy
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O18 - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
L - Industrial Organization > L3 - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise > L38 - Public Policy
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O30 - General
H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations > H76 - State and Local Government: Other Expenditure Categories
|Depositing User:||Angela Rocio Vásquez Urriago|
|Date Deposited:||05. May 2011 16:26|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 05:02|
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