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Relatedness and technological change in cities: the rise and fall of technological knowledge in US metropolitan areas from 1981 to 2010

Boschma, Ron LU ; Balland, Pierre-Alexandre and Kogler, Dieter Franz (2015) In Industrial and Corporate Change 24(1). p.223-250
Abstract
This article investigates by means of US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent data whether technological relatedness at the city level was a crucial driving force behind technological change in 366 US cities from 1981 to 2010. Based on a three-way fixed-effects model, we find that the entry probability of a new technology in a city increases by 30% if the level of relatedness with existing technologies in the city increases by 10%, while the exit probability of an existing technology decreases by 8%.
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Industrial and Corporate Change
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24
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223 - 250
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Oxford University Press
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0960-6491
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10.1093/icc/dtu012
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  abstract     = {This article investigates by means of US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent data whether technological relatedness at the city level was a crucial driving force behind technological change in 366 US cities from 1981 to 2010. Based on a three-way fixed-effects model, we find that the entry probability of a new technology in a city increases by 30% if the level of relatedness with existing technologies in the city increases by 10%, while the exit probability of an existing technology decreases by 8%.},
  author       = {Boschma, Ron and Balland, Pierre-Alexandre and Kogler, Dieter Franz},
  issn         = {0960-6491},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {223--250},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  series       = {Industrial and Corporate Change},
  title        = {Relatedness and technological change in cities: the rise and fall of technological knowledge in US metropolitan areas from 1981 to 2010},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtu012},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2015},
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