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    Shaping the formation of university-industry research collaborations: what type of proximity does really matter?

    d'Este, P. and Guy, Frederick and Iammarino, S. (2013) Shaping the formation of university-industry research collaborations: what type of proximity does really matter? Journal of Economic Geography 13 (4), pp. 537-558. ISSN 1468-2702.

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    Abstract

    Research collaborations between universities and industry (U-I) are considered to be one important channel of potential localized knowledge spillovers (LKS). These collaborations favour both intended and unintended flows of knowledge and facilitate learning processes between partners from different organizations. Despite the copious literature on LKS, still little is known about the factors driving the formation of U-I research collaborations and, in particular, about the role that geographical proximity plays in the establishment of such relationships. Using collaborative research grants between universities and business firms awarded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), in this article we disentangle some of the conditions under which different kinds of proximity contribute to the formation of U-I research collaborations, focusing in particular on clustering and technological complementarity among the firms participating in such partnerships.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): University–industry research collaborations, proximity, geography, industrial clustering, technological complementarity
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centre: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Frederick Guy
    Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 12:01
    Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 10:11
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5150

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