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R&D Strategy, Metropolitan Externalities and Productivity: Evidence from Sweden
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Centres, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, CESIS.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5871-8571
Jonkoping Int Business Sch; Lund Univ.
2014 (English)In: Industry and Innovation, ISSN 1366-2716, E-ISSN 1469-8390, Vol. 21, no 2, 141-154 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper studies the influence of metropolitan externalities on productivity for different types of long-run R&D engagement based on information from the Community Innovation Survey. We apply a dynamic general method of moments model to a panel of manufacturing and service firms with different locations in Sweden, classified as a metropolitan region, the largest metropolitan region, a metropolitan city, the largest metropolitan city and a nonmetropolitan area. This analysis generates three distinct results. First, the productivity premium associated with persistent R&D is close to 8 per cent in nonmetro locations and about 14 per cent in the largest city. Second, a firm without any R&D engagement does not benefit at all from the external milieu in metro areas. Third, no productivity premium is associated with occasional R&D effort regardless of the firm's location.

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2014. Vol. 21, no 2, 141-154 p.
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R&D, innovation strategy, productivity, metropolitan, externalities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-144578DOI: 10.1080/13662716.2014.896600ISI: 000334056700003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84896988887OAI: diva2:714049

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