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

Colorado College Working Paper No. 2012-01

9 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2012

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Daniel K. N. Johnson

Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business

Jeff Moore

Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business

Kristina M.L. Acri née Lybecker

Colorado College - Department of Economics & Business

Date Written: March 10, 2012

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.

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

JEL Classification: L9, L2, L1, D62

Suggested Citation

Johnson, Daniel Kent Neil and Moore, Jeff and Acri née Lybecker, Kristina M.L., 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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2019734 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2019734

Daniel Kent Neil Johnson (Contact Author)

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Jeff Moore

Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business ( email )

14 E Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States

Kristina M.L. Acri née 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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