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Geographic proximity and firm-university innovation linkages: evidence from Great Britain

Abramovsky, L.; Simpson, H.; (2008) Geographic proximity and firm-university innovation linkages: evidence from Great Britain. (IFS Working Papers WP09/0). Institute for Fiscal Studies: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

We investigate evidence for spatially mediated knowledge transfer from university research. We examine whether firms locate their R&D labs near universities, and whether those that do are more likely to co-operate with, or source knowledge from universities. We find that pharmaceutical firms locate R&D near to frontier chemistry research departments, consistent with accessing localised knowledge spillovers, but also linked to the presence of science parks. In industries such as chemicals and vehicles there is less evidence of immediate co-location, but those innovative firms that do locate near to relevant research departments are more likely to engage with universities.

Type: Working / discussion paper
Title: Geographic proximity and firm-university innovation linkages: evidence from Great Britain
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/4408
Language: English
Keywords: O3, R11, R13, I23
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Dept of Economics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/14737
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