The influence of Science and Technology Park characteristics on firms' innovation results



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Albahari, Alberto and Barge Gil, Andrés and Pérez Canto, Salvador and Modrego Rico, Aurelia (2013) The influence of Science and Technology Park characteristics on firms' innovation results. [ Munich Personal RePEc Archive; nº 48829, ]

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The effectiveness of Science and Technology Parks (STPs) as instruments of innovation policy has generated thriving debate among academics, practitioners and policy makers. However, research mostly does not consider STPs’ heterogeneity. The present paper analyses the influence of different STP characteristics on their tenants' performance. Using data on 849 firms and 25 STPs from the 2009 Community Innovation Survey for Spain and a survey of STP managers respectively, we find that: (i) firms located in very new or longer established STPs show better innovative performance; (ii) the size of the STP and its management company positively affects the innovative performance of tenants while services provision has no effect on firms’ achieving better results; and (iii) firms in less technologically developed regions benefit more from location in an STP.

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Alberto Albahari & Andrés Barge‐Gil & Salvador Pérez‐Canto & Aurelia Modrego, 2018. "The influence of science and technology park characteristics on firms' innovation results," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 97(2), pages 253-279, June.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Science and technology parks, Agglomerations, Innovation policy, Innovation determinants
Subjects:Social sciences > Economics > Economic development
Social sciences > Economics > Regional economics
JEL:O31, R11
Series Name:Munich Personal RePEc Archive
ID Code:60693
Deposited On:03 Jun 2020 14:34
Last Modified:03 Jun 2020 14:40

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