The impact of the regional environment on the knowledge transfer outcomes of public research organisations: preliminary results for Europe

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Abstract

We use survey data for 238 European universities and 24 research institutes to examine the effects of regional factors at the NUTS-1 or NUTS-2 level on three knowledge transfer outcomes of public research organisations: the number of licence agreements, start-ups and R&D agreements with companies. We find that (1) a larger share of regional employment in high and medium-high technology manufacturing sectors in the same region as the public research organisation has a positive impact on the number of licence agreements. (2) A larger share of
employment in knowledge-intensive services has a positive impact on the number of start-ups and research agreements, but a negative impact on licence agreements. (3) Competition as measured by the number of public research organisations in a region has a negative impact on all three outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMaastricht
PublisherUNU-MERIT
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Publication series

SeriesUNU-MERIT Working Papers
Number017

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