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Can You Hear Me Now? The Importance of Location for Knowledge Transfer in the Telecommunications Sector


Daniel K. N. Johnson


Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business

Jeff Moore


Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business

Kristina M. Lybecker


Colorado College - Department of Economics & Business

March 10, 2012

Colorado College Working Paper No. 2012-01

Abstract:     
This paper examines the evidence on the clustering of innovators within the telecommunications sector, using U.S. patent citation data to trace their locations over time. While clustering is clearly evident, we use multivariate left-censored Tobit regression analysis to control for identifiable factors, showing that the distance between successive innovators has been rising over time, perhaps even exponentially.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 9

Keywords: Geographical clustering, Patents, intellectual property, Telecommunications sector, Knowledge Spillover

JEL Classification: L9, L2, L1, D62

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Date posted: March 12, 2012  

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Johnson, Daniel K. N. and Moore, Jeff and Lybecker, Kristina M., Can You Hear Me Now? The Importance of Location for Knowledge Transfer in the Telecommunications Sector (March 10, 2012). Colorado College Working Paper No. 2012-01. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2019734 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2019734

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Daniel Kent Neil Johnson (Contact Author)
Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business ( email )
14 E Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
719-389-6654 (Phone)
719-389-6927 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://faculty1.coloradocollege.edu/~djohnson
Jeff Moore
Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business ( email )
14 E Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
Kristina M. Lybecker
Colorado College - Department of Economics & Business ( email )
14 E Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
719-389-6445 (Phone)
719-389-6927 (Fax)
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