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Technological capabilities and patterns of innovative cooperation of firms in the UK regions

Iammarino, Simona and Piva, Mariacristina and Vivarelli, Marco and von Tunzelmann, Nick (2012) Technological capabilities and patterns of innovative cooperation of firms in the UK regions. Regional Studies, 46 (10). pp. 1283-1301. ISSN 0034-3404

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Identification Number: 10.1080/00343404.2012.679259

Abstract

This paper focuses on the relationship between firms' technological capabilities and different forms of cooperation for innovation, paying specific attention to the role of regional location of the firm. The findings, based on the Fourth UK Community Innovation Survey (CIS4), show that cooperation within business groups, vertical cooperation with customers and suppliers, and horizontal cooperation with universities turn out to be significantly associated with firms' technological capabilities. However, it is found that the analysis for the UK as a whole masks stark regional differences in terms of the relationship between local and non-local collaborative linkages and firms' technological capabilities and competences.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cres20/current
Additional Information: © 2012 Taylor & Francis
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
T Technology > T Technology (General)
JEL classification: O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development > O30 - General
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development > O31 - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R11 - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, and Changes
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2012 10:32
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2012 09:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/45697

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