Collaboration is the cornerstone of European innovation policy, because it stimulates the recombination of knowledge across technological, social, institutional and organizational boundaries and strengthens the knowl- edge productivity of regions. Despite this key role, little attention has been paid to collaboration as a specific set of organizational arrangements strengthening the knowledge productivity of regions. Therefore, this study fo- cuses on collaboration and looks at the effect of intra- and inter-regional collaboration on the knowledge produc- tivity of regions. Furthermore, it examines the interaction between collaboration and technological variety as complementary drivers of this productivity. The analysis uses a large dataset referring to 269 European regions. This study produces some major original contributions. First, we show that a balance between intra- and inter- regional collaboration is required to support regional knowledge performance. Second, we emphasize that the effect on knowledge productivity is stronger in regions with a diversified knowledge base. The implications of these findings in terms of policy design are then discussed extensively.
|Titolo:||The impact of intra- and inter-regional knowledge collaboration and technological variety on the knowledge productivity of European regions|
|Parole Chiave:||Regional collaboration; Knowledge productivity; Technological variety; Patents|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SECS-P/08 - Economia e Gestione delle Imprese|
|Data di pubblicazione:||apr-2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.techfore.2017.01.003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|