Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/202142
Authors: 
Marzucchi, Alberto
Antonioli, Davide
Montresor, Sandro
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
IPTS Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation 04/2012
Abstract: 
The paper aims to show how policy makers can stimulate firms' cooperation with research organisations in innovation. We argue that the administration of an R&D subsidy can be effective. Furthermore, this should be more so for extra-regional than intra-regional cooperation. The firms' propensity to extend cooperation across the region is assumed to increase with the amount of support. However, the support must overcome a threshold, for firms to cover the fixed costs of distant interactions. These research hypotheses are tested with respect to a sample of firms in a region of Italy. Propensity score matching is applied to identify the impact of the subsidy receipt. A generalised propensity score technique is employed to investigate the effect of an increasing amount of support. All the hypotheses are not rejected. Firms' cooperation is policy sensitive, but the size of the support is crucial for its effects.
Subjects: 
Industry-Research Cooperation
Regional Innovation Systems
Behavioural Additionality
JEL: 
O32
O38
R11
R58
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-79-27163-2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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