The Impact and Organization of Publicly-Funded Research and Development in the European Community

42 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2000 Last revised: 5 Oct 2010

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Maryann P. Feldman

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Public Policy; Kenan Flagler Business School

Frank R. Lichtenberg

Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

Date Written: May 1997

Abstract

This paper examines R&D activities in the European Community using the Community R&D Information Service (CORDIS) databases. We find that a country's private companies tend to be specialized in the same scientific fields as its universities and public organizations. In addition, we construct indicators of the degree of R&D tacitness and find that greater expected ability to communicate research outcomes encourages less centralized R&D programs. Programs that yield tangible results are less geographically and administratively centralized. The more that research leads to codifiable knowledge, the less centralized R&D activity needs to be.

Suggested Citation

Feldman, Maryann P. and Lichtenberg, Frank R., The Impact and Organization of Publicly-Funded Research and Development in the European Community (May 1997). NBER Working Paper No. w6040, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=226450

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