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    International knowledge flows between industry inventors and universities: the role of multinational companies

    Fassio, C. and Geuna, A. and Rossi, Federica (2019) International knowledge flows between industry inventors and universities: the role of multinational companies. Working Paper. Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK.

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    Abstract

    We investigate the determinants of industry researchers’ interactions with universities in different localities, distinguishing between local and international universities. We analyze the extent to which local and international interactions are enabled by different types of individual personal networks (education, career based), and by their access to different business networks through their employer companies (local vs. domestic or international multinational company networks). We control for selection bias and numerous other individual and firm-level factors identified in the literature as important determinants of interaction with universities. Our findings suggest that industry researchers’ personal networks play a greater role in promoting interactions with local universities (i.e. in the same region, and other regions in the same country) while researcher employment in a multinational is especially important for establishing interaction with universities abroad.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: CIMR Working Paper no.44, ISSN: 2052-062X
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): University-industry interaction, international knowledge flows, MNEs, social network, education network, career network
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centre: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 15:22
    Last Modified: 19 Oct 2019 00:05
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/29536

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