INNOVATION ACTIVITIESEXPLAINED BY FIRM ATTRIBUTES AND LOCATION
2006 (English)Report (Other academic)
This paper examines systematically the importance of location versus a vector of firmattributes on firms’ innovation engagements. The various factors that can influence a firm’sinnovation efforts are divided into (i) firm location, reflecting the regional milieu, and (ii)firm attributes such as corporate structure, nature of the knowledge production, type ofindustry and a set of specific firm characteristics. The study is based on information about2, 094 individual Swedish firms, where a firm may be non-affiliated or belong to a group(multi-firm enterprise), domestically or foreign owned. The study concludes that thepropensity to be innovative differs between the five macro-region investigated. Amonginnovative firms, however, the R&D intensity as well as most other innovation-activitycharacteristics remain invariant with regard to location, when controlling for the skillcomposition, physical capital intensity, industry, corporate structure firm, size and marketextension.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CESIS, KTH Royal Institute of Technology , 2006. , 41 p.
CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation, 63
Functional regions, innovation systems, corporate structure, R&D
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-72313OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-72313DiVA: diva2:487454
QC 201202082012-02-082012-01-312012-02-08Bibliographically approved