Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

A mix of small and large firms can be key to regional innovation

Agrawal, Ajay K., Cockburn, Iain, Galasso, Alberto and Oettl, Alexander (2014) A mix of small and large firms can be key to regional innovation. LSE American Politics and Policy (06 Jun 2014). Website.

Download (165kB) | Preview


Areas such as Silicon Valley and Boston are often held up as examples of innovative regions to be emulated, but what makes them this way? By analysing patent data on computers and communication technology, Ajay K. Agrawal, Iain Cockburn, Alberto Galasso, and Alexander Oettl, argue that the mix of large and small firms in a region is very important to regional innovation. He writes that regions where a number of small and large lists coexist are more productive in terms of innovation, when compared to those that have only a small number of large firms or a large number of small ones.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL:
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 08:23
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:22

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics