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Regional Specialization and Universities: The new versus the old
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport and Economics (closed 20110301). (Nationalekonomi)
2008 (English)In: Industry and Innovation, ISSN 1366-2716, E-ISSN 1469-8390, Vol. 15, no 3, 253-275 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper analyzes whether there is a correspondence between a university's research specialization and industrial specialization in the region hosting the university, and to what extent universities influence regional productivity. Moreover, the analysis seeks to answer if a difference can be detected between the influences of old and new universities on regional performance. To achieve this end we utilize a unique data set on spatially disaggregated data for Sweden in the period 1975-99. A two-step Heckman regression analysis is implemented to examine whether universities' research specialization matches regional specialization in production as compared to the average region. The results suggest a correspondence in specialization, as well as positive productivity effects. However, there are also considerable differences across regions, albeit primarily unrelated to the age of the universities.

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2008. Vol. 15, no 3, 253-275 p.
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Universities; norms; regional specialization; policies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-10725OAI: diva2:227613
QC 20111007Available from: 2009-07-15 Created: 2009-07-15 Last updated: 2011-10-07Bibliographically approved

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