Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/120499
Authors: 
Marrocu, Emanuela
Paci, Raffaele
Usai, Stefano
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
52nd Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Regions in Motion - Breaking the Path", 21-25 August 2012, Bratislava, Slovakia
Abstract: 
The purpose of this paper is to analyse the effect of various proximity dimensions on the innovative capacity of 276 regions in Europe within a knowledge production function model, where R&D and human capital are included as the main internal inputs. We combine the standard geographical proximity with the institutional, technological, social and organizational ones to assess whether they are substitutes or complements in channelling knowledge spillovers. Results show that all proximities have a significant complementary role in generating an important flow of knowledge across regions, with the technological closeness playing the most relevant role.
Subjects: 
knowledge production
spillovers
proximity
human capital
weight matrix
JEL: 
C31
O31
O18
O52
R12
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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