Externalities and the UK Regional Divide in Innovative Behaviour

Open University Discussion Paper No. 36

30 Pages Posted: 8 Sep 2001

See all articles by Suma Athreye

Suma Athreye

Brunel University London - Brunel Business School

David E. Keeble

University of Cambridge

Date Written: January 24, 2001

Abstract

This empirical paper investigates the impact of different sources of increasing returns on firm innovative behaviour in two regions of the UK in the period of the 1990s. We pay particular attention to the impact of intermediate markets such as the market for specialised business services as a possible externality that influences regional innovation. Other influences on regional innovation such as knowledge spillovers due to public R&D in UK counties and dynamic economies of scle due to learning within a firm are also considered.

Keywords: Increasing returns and innovation, specialised markets, public R&D and firm innovation, regional innovation, regional development

JEL Classification: R0, R3, 03, H4, L8

Suggested Citation

Athreye, Suma S. and Keeble, David E., Externalities and the UK Regional Divide in Innovative Behaviour (January 24, 2001). Open University Discussion Paper No. 36. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=282409 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.282409

Suma S. Athreye (Contact Author)

Brunel University London - Brunel Business School ( email )

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David E. Keeble

University of Cambridge ( email )

Department of Geography Downing Place
CB3 0DS Cambridge
United Kingdom

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