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The role of knowledge variety and intensity for regional innovation
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
2014 (English)In: Small Business Economics, ISSN 0921-898X, E-ISSN 1573-0913, Vol. 43, no 2, 493-509 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper analyses the effect of variety and intensity of knowledge on the innovation of regions. Employing data for Swedish functional regions, the paper tests the role of the variety (related and unrelated) and intensity of (1) internal knowledge generated within the region and also (2) external knowledge networks flowing into the region in explaining regional innovation, as measured by patent applications. The empirical analysis provides robust evidence that both the variety and intensity of internal and external knowledge matter for regions’ innovation. When it comes to variety, related variety of knowledge plays a superior role.

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Springer , 2014. Vol. 43, no 2, 493-509 p.
Keyword [en]
Knowledge intensity, Knowledge variety, Related variety, Unrelated variety, Internal knowledge, External knowledge, Patent applications, Functional regions
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Media and Communications Economics Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6584DOI: 10.1007/s11187-014-9547-7ISI: 000339333000015Local ID: diva2:834102
The earlier version of the paper was published in the following two working paper series: df from: 2014-10-10 Created: 2014-03-18 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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