Does Knowledge Diffusion between University and Industry Increase Innovativeness?

Posted: 17 Jul 2010

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Anders Broström

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH); Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) - Center of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies

Date Written: July 15, 2010

Abstract

This paper presents an econometric analysis of the impact of collaboration with universities on the innovative output of firms. We also illustrate the differences that emerge from robustness checks, based on different matching estimators and samples. Our findings strongly suggest that university collaboration has a positive influence on the innovative activity of large manufacturing firms. In contrast, there appears to be an insignificant association between university collaboration and the average service firm’s innovation output.

Keywords: R&D investment, Innovation, Patents, University industry linkages, Matching methods

JEL Classification: C24, L10, O30, O31, O38, O40

Suggested Citation

Broström, Anders, Does Knowledge Diffusion between University and Industry Increase Innovativeness? (July 15, 2010). Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1640345

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