Vásquez-Urriago, Ángela Rocío and Barge-Gil, Andrés and Modrego, Aurelia (2012): Science and technology parks and cooperation for innovation: Empirical evidence from Spain.
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Science and Technology Parks (STPs) are one of the most important regional innovation policy initiatives. Previous studies show that location in a Park promotes cooperation for innovation but have not investigated if they help to achieve better results from cooperation. We extend previous literature by analyzing how STPs influence the results of cooperation of Park firms and how this influence is channelled. We rely on a much larger sample of firms and STPs than previous studies and account for selection bias and endogeneity when these problems arise. Results show that location in a STP increases the likelihood of cooperation for innovation and the intangible results from cooperation with the main innovation partner, mainly due to the higher diversity of the relationship.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Science and technology parks and cooperation for innovation: Empirical evidence from Spain|
|Keywords:||Science and technology parks; cooperation; innovation; effect; agglomerations|
|Subjects:||R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R10 - General
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights > O30 - General
L - Industrial Organization > L5 - Regulation and Industrial Policy > L50 - General
|Depositing User:||Andrés Barge-Gil|
|Date Deposited:||10. Jul 2012 13:56|
|Last Modified:||04. May 2015 12:18|
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