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Title: Does social capital reinforce technological inputs in the creation of knowledge? Evidence from the Spanish regions
Author: Miguélez, Ernest
Moreno Serrano, Rosina
Artís Ortuño, Manuel
Keywords: Capital social (Economia)
Infraestructura (Economia)
Recerca industrial
Gestió del coneixement
Informació científica i tècnica
Capital stock
Infrastructure (Economics)
Industrial research
Knowledge management
Science and technical information
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
Series/Report no: [WP E-IR08/13]
Abstract: In this paper we seek to verify the hypothesis that trust and cooperation between individuals, and between them and public institutions, can encourage technological innovation and the adoption of knowledge. Additionally, we test the extent to which the interaction of social capital with human capital and R&D expenditures improve their effect on a region’s ability to innovate. Our empirical evidence is taken from the Spanish regions and employs a knowledge production function and longitudinal count data models. Our results suggest that social capital correlates positively with innovation. Further, our analysis reveals a powerful interaction between human and social capital in the production of knowledge, whilst the complementarity with R&D efforts would seem less clear.
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It is part of: IREA – Working Papers, 2008, IR08/13
ISSN: 2014-1254
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