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    Collaboration objectives and the location of the university partner: evidence from the Piedmont region in Italy

    Bodas Freitas, I.M. and Rossi, Federica and Geuna, A. (2014) Collaboration objectives and the location of the university partner: evidence from the Piedmont region in Italy. Papers In Regional Science 93 (S1), S203-S226. ISSN 1056-8190.

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    Abstract

    This study examines firms' decisions to collaborate with universities in their region as opposed to non-regional universities, focusing on the role of collaboration objectives. Through a survey of a representative sample of manufacturing firms in the Piedmont region (Italy), we find that firms seeking business advice are more likely to collaborate with regional universities while firms seeking R&D support and testing and analysis services are more likely to collaborate with both regional and non-regional universities. The partner university's location is endogenous to the level of investment in the collaboration; and the collaboration objectives provide good instruments. Some implications for regional policy are discussed.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pirs.12054
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): University-industry collaboration, knowledge transfer, proximity, regional economy
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centre: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2013 08:01
    Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 10:12
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/7575

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