Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/202174
Authors: 
Amoroso, Sara
Coad, Alexander
Grassano, Nicola
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
JRC Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation 05/2017
Abstract: 
Recent empirical studies have investigated the territorial impact of Europe’s research policies, in particular the contribution of the European Framework Programmes to the integration of a European Research Area. This paper deepens the analysis on the integration and participation of peripheral regions, by focusing on the differences in intensity and determinants of inter-regional collaborations across three groups of collaborations. We consider collaborations among more developed regions, between more and less developed regions, and among less developed regions. Building on the recent spatial interaction literature, this paper investigates the effects of physical, institutional, social and technological proximity on the intensity of inter-regional research collaboration across heterogeneous European regions. We find that the impact of disparities in human capital and technological proximity on regional R&D cooperation is relevant and differs across subgroups of collaborations. Moreover, despite the efforts of integrating marginal actors, peripheral regions have lower rates of collaborations.
Subjects: 
European Research Area
spatial interaction modelling
R&D collaboration
regional integration
JEL: 
O38
L14
F15
R15
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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