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The role of regional context on innovation persistency of firms

Tavassoli, Sam LU and Karlsson, Charlie (2017) In Papers in Regional Science
Abstract

This paper analyses the role of regional context on innovation persistency of firms. Using the Community Innovation Survey in Sweden, we have traced firms' innovative behaviour from 2002 to 2012, in terms of four Schumpeterian types of innovation: product, process, organizational, and marketing. Controlling for an extensive set of firm-level characteristics, we find that certain regional characteristics matter for innovation persistency of firms. In particular, those firms located in regions with: (i) thicker labour market or (ii) higher extent of knowledge spillover exhibit higher probability of being persistent innovators up to 14 percentage points. Such higher persistency is mostly pronounced for product innovators.

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Community Innovation Survey, Firms, Innovation, Location, Persistence
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Papers in Regional Science
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1056-8190
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10.1111/pirs.12315
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  author       = {Tavassoli, Sam and Karlsson, Charlie},
  issn         = {1056-8190},
  keyword      = {Community Innovation Survey,Firms,Innovation,Location,Persistence},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {09},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Papers in Regional Science},
  title        = {The role of regional context on innovation persistency of firms},
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  year         = {2017},
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