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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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.
|Keyword(s) / Subject(s):||University–industry research collaborations, proximity, geography, industrial clustering, technological complementarity|
|School or Research Centre:||Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management|
|Depositing User:||Dr Frederick Guy|
|Date Deposited:||03 Oct 2012 12:01|
|Last Modified:||14 Feb 2014 12:39|
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