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Geographic proximity and firm-university innovation linkages: evidence from Great Britain

Abramovsky, Laura and Simpson, Helen (2011) Geographic proximity and firm-university innovation linkages: evidence from Great Britain. Journal of Economic Geography, 11 (6). pp. 949-977.

Abstract

We investigate evidence for spatially mediated knowledge transfer from university research. We examine whether firms locate R&D near universities, and whether those that do are more likely to co-operate with, or source knowledge from them. We find that pharmaceutical firms locate R&D near to frontier chemistry research departments, consistent with accessing localized knowledge spillovers, but also linked to the presence of science parks. Chemicals R&D exhibits co-location with materials science departments, with firms within 10 km more likely to directly engage with universities. In other industries we find less, or no evidence of co-location with university research.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: innovation; geography; spillovers; public research
Subject(s): Taxation
Centre: Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation
Date Deposited: 28 May 2012 11:22
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:07
Funders: University of Bristol
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/3417

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