Knowledge spillovers, productivity and patent
2015 (English)In: The annals of regional science, ISSN 0570-1864, E-ISSN 1432-0592, Vol. 55, no 1, 249-263 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We examine potential heterogeneity in the capacity to benefit from knowledge spillovers in metropolitan areas between foreign-owned and domestic multinational enterprises, and between small and large firms. The study is restricted to R&D firms in the manufacturing sector and utilizes an unbalanced sample of 1073 Swedish firms covering a 16-year period with close to 11,000 observations. We apply linear and nonlinear approaches to test the importance of knowledge spillovers on labour productivity and patent applications. The overall result shows that not all R&D firms benefit from knowledge spillovers as a result of their presence in an agglomeration area.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2015. Vol. 55, no 1, 249-263 p.
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-177959DOI: 10.1007/s00168-015-0681-1ISI: 000364031400010ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84946478258OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-177959DiVA: diva2:876340
QC 201512032015-12-032015-11-302015-12-03Bibliographically approved