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Title: Does absorptive capacity determine collaborative research returns to innovation? A geographical dimension
Author: Badillo Enciso, Erika Raquel
Moreno Serrano, Rosina
Keywords: Investigació
Recerca industrial
Cooperació internacional
Innovacions tecnològiques
Geografia industrial
Industrial research
International cooperation
Technological innovations
Economic geography
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
Series/Report no: [WP E-AQR14/16]
[WP E-IR14/28]
Abstract: This paper aims to estimate the impact of research collaboration with partners in different geographical areas on innovative performance. By using the Spanish Technological Innovation Panel, this study provides evidence that the benefits of research collaboration differ across different dimensions of the geography. We find that the impact of extra-European cooperation on innovation performance is larger than that of national and European cooperation, indicating that firms tend to benefit more from interaction with international partners as a way to access new technologies or specialized and novel knowledge that they are unable to find locally. We also find evidence of the positive role played by absorptive capacity, concluding that it implies a higher premium on the innovation returns to cooperation in the international case and mainly in the European one.
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It is part of: IREA – Working Papers, 2014, IR14/28
AQR – Working Papers, 2014, AQR14/16
ISSN: 2014-1254
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