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A micro-founded approach to regional innovation in Italy

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Giorgio Fazio



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© 2022 Elsevier Inc. Recent regional studies have taken a micro-founded perspective to uncover the influence of the external environment on the firm-level innovative performance. Despite the marked spatial disparities, there is a general lack of recent evidence on Italian regional innovation from a micro perspective. This paper fills this gap in the evidence base by estimating regional Knowledge Production Functions using Italian micro-data collected in the Community Innovation Survey. In particular, here we focus on the regional differences in the relationship between innovative inputs and outputs and on the ability of firms to absorb external knowledge. This analysis allows us to outline different regional innovative profiles in Italy.

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Author(s): Aronica M, Fazio G, Piacentino D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Technological Forecasting and Social Change

Year: 2022

Volume: 176

Print publication date: 01/03/2022

Online publication date: 18/01/2022

Acceptance date: 07/01/2022

Date deposited: 06/04/2022

ISSN (print): 0040-1625

ISSN (electronic): 1873-5509

Publisher: Elsevier Inc.


DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2022.121494

ePrints DOI: 10.57711/pbw4-3v42


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