Innovation, Spillovers and University-Industry Collaboration: An Extended Knowledge Production Function Approach

Posted: 15 Feb 2010

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Roderik Ponds

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Frank G. van Oort

University of Utrecht

Koen Frenken

University of Utrecht - Urban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht (URU)

Date Written: March 2010

Abstract

This article analyses the effect of knowledge spillovers from academic research on regional innovation. Spillovers are localized to the extent that the underlying mechanisms are geographically bounded. However, university-industry collaboration - as one of the carriers of knowledge spillovers - is not limited to the regional scale. Consequently, we expect spillovers to take place over longer distances. The effect of university-industry collaboration networks on knowledge spillovers are modelled using an extended knowledge production function framework applied to regions in the Netherlands. We find that the impact of academic research on regional innovation is not only mediated by geographical proximity but also by networks stemming from university-industry collaboration.

Keywords: knowledge production function, knowledge spillovers, university-industry collaboration, research collaboration, innovation, social networks, proximity, science-based industries

JEL Classification: C21, O18, O31, R11

Suggested Citation

Ponds, Roderik and van Oort, Frank and Frenken, Koen, Innovation, Spillovers and University-Industry Collaboration: An Extended Knowledge Production Function Approach (March 2010). Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 231-255, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1551716 or http://dx.doi.org/lbp036

Roderik Ponds (Contact Author)

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Frank Van Oort

University of Utrecht ( email )

Vredenburg 138
NL-3508 TC Utrecht, 3511 BG
Netherlands

Koen Frenken

University of Utrecht - Urban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht (URU) ( email )

Vredenburg 138
Utrecht, 3511 BG
Netherlands

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