Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/75013
Authors: 
De Beule, Filip
Van Beveren, Ilke
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
LICOS Discussion Paper 227
Abstract: 
Using the cluster definitions of the European Cluster Observatory, this paper investigates the link between cluster membership and firm-level product innovation and renewal,using data from the Community Innovation Survey for Belgium. Clustered firms account for 71 percent of total product renewal generated in 2004 and for 53 percent of product innovators; compared to 29 and 47 percent for non-clustered firms, respectivily. Furthfirmore, cluster membership is shown to be conducive to firm-level product innovation and renewal once firm size, export intensity and reseach inputs are taken into account. Foreign firms are not more prone to carry out product innovation, except for subsidiaries in clusters.
Subjects: 
Product Innovation
Clusters
Community Innovation Survey
Multinational Firms
JEL: 
D21
F23
O31
O33
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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