The Impact of Higher Education Institution-firm Knowledge Links on Establishment-level Productivity in British Regions

Richard Harris, Qian Cher Li, John Moffat

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Abstract

This paper estimates whether sourcing knowledge from and/or cooperating on innovation with higher education institutions impacts on establishment-level TFP and whether this impact differs across domestically-owned and foreign-owned establishments and across the regions of Great Britain. Using propensity score matching, the results show overall a positive and statistically significant impact although there are differences in the strength of this impact across production and non-production industries, across domestically-owned and foreign-owned firms, and across regions. These results highlight the importance of absorptive capacity in determining the extent to which establishments can benefit from linkages with higher education institutions.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Pages1-21
Number of pages21
Volume10
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • universities
  • university-industry knowledge links
  • firm-level productivity

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