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Title:The role of proximity to universities for corporate patenting: Provincial evidence from China PDF Logo
Authors:Liu, Wan-Hsin
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:Kiel Working Paper 1796
Abstract:This paper investigates whether proximity to universities matters for corporate patenting in Chinese provinces. The investigation is based on estimating regional knowledge production functions using a Chinese provincial dataset for the years from 2000 to 2008. Geographic proximity of companies to universities is taken as a key element to measure firms' accessibility to university research. In addition, quality-adjusted accessibility measures are considered in extended models to take into account quality difference in university research. The results suggest the existence of spatial academic effects on corporate patenting activities in China as found in the previous literature for Western economies. In China, however, these effects are especially strong for realising technologically less demanding non-invention corporate patents than for invention corporate patents. Moreover, companies' geographic proximity to universities dominates over university research quality difference for determining the relevance of universities as knowledge sources for companies. Extended models are estimated for robustness checks which ascertain the main results.
Subjects:spatial proximity
logsum accessibility
university
corporate patenting
China
JEL:O31
O53
R11
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Kieler Arbeitspapiere, IfW
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