Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/25736
Authors: 
Fritsch, Michael
Slavtchev, Viktor
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Jena economic research papers 2008,058
Abstract: 
This study analyzes the relationship between the specialization of a region in certain industries and the efficiency of the region in generating new knowledge. The efficiency measure is constructed by relating regional R&D input and output. An inversely u-shaped relationship is found between regional specialization and R&D efficiency, indicating the presence of externalities of both Marshall and Jacobs' type. Further factors influencing efficiency are spillovers within the private sector as well as from public research institutions. The impact of both the specialization and the additional factors is, however, different for regions at different efficiency levels.
Subjects: 
Efficiency
innovation
spillovers
patents
regional analysis.
JEL: 
O31
O18
R12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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