Does Knowledge Diffusion between University and Industry Increase Innovativeness?
Posted: 17 Jul 2010
Date Written: July 15, 2010
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
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