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The role of knowledge variety and intensity for regional innovation

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posted on 2022-11-02, 03:19 authored by Sam TavassoliSam Tavassoli, N Carbonara
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. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

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Journal

Small Business Economics

Volume

43

Pagination

493 - 509

ISSN

0921-898X

eISSN

1573-0913