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.

The impact of intra- and inter-regional knowledge collaboration and technological variety on the knowledge productivity of European regions / I. De Noni, A. Ganzaroli, L. Orsi. - In: TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE. - ISSN 0040-1625. - 117(2017 Apr), pp. 108-118.

The impact of intra- and inter-regional knowledge collaboration and technological variety on the knowledge productivity of European regions

I. De Noni;A. Ganzaroli;L. Orsi
2017

Abstract

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.
Regional collaboration; Knowledge productivity; Technological variety; Patents
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