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    The network effects of regional R&D collaboration policy

    Caloffi, A. and Rossi, Federica and Russo, M. (2019) The network effects of regional R&D collaboration policy. Scienze Regionali 18 (2), pp. 193-214. ISSN 1720-3929.

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    Adopting a counterfactual approach to the evaluation of an R&D collaboration policy, carried out on a regional scale, we investigate different types of persistent network effects, namely persistence, breadth, composition, and intensification. Our findings reveal that the R&D collaboration policy was able to generate a persistent change in the networking behaviour of participating firms (persistence effect), stimulating in particular collaborations with universities. Network effects were greater for firms that, prior to the policy intervention, were already accustomed to collaborating, than for more stand-alone firms. With respect to the former firms, we also find a composition effect, which implies a change in the type of partners in innovation-related activities.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Network Additionality, Network Persistence, Policy Evaluation, R&D Collaboration Policy
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Federica Rossi
    Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2019 12:45
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:52


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