Regions Matter

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dc.contributor.author Masciarelli, Francesca en_US
dc.contributor.author Prencipe, Andrea en_US
dc.contributor.author Laursen, Keld en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:26:33Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:26:33Z
dc.date.issued 2007-11-23T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9788778732491 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7261
dc.description.abstract To introduce new products and processes, firms often acquire knowledge from other organizations. Drawing on social capital and transaction cost theory, we argue that not only is the impact of such acquisitions on the successful development of product and product innovations dependent on strategic and economic variables, it may also be contingent on the "knowledge characteristics” of the geographical area in which the firm is located. Combining data on social capital at the level of 21 regions with a large scale data set on innovative activities by a representative sample of 2464 Italian manufacturing firms, we find — after controlling for a large set of firm and regional characteristics — that being located in regions characterized by high levels of social interaction leads to a higher propensity to innovate. In addition, being located in an area characterized by a high degree of social interaction positively moderates the effectiveness of externally acquired R&D on innovation inclination. en_US
dc.format.extent 32 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;07-20 en_US
dc.title Regions Matter en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt07nov23 ligamo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Industriøkonomi og Virksomhedsstrategi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IVS en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Industrial Economics & Strategy en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IES en_US
dc.idnumber 978-8778732491 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2007 en_US
dc.title.subtitle How Regional Characteristics Affect External Knowledge Acquisition and Innovation en_US


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