Title: Exploring the Existence of Local and Global Knowledge Spillovers: Evidence from Plant-Level Data
Authors: BARRIOS SalvadorBERTINELLI LuisitoHEINEN AndreasSTROBL Eric
Citation: SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS vol. 114 no. 3 p. 856-880
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC77243
ISSN: 0347-0520
URI: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9442.2012.01700.x/abstract
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9442.2012.01700.x
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: We investigate the existence of local (within-country) and global (between-country) knowledge spillovers within a single analytical framework. Our study is based on a detailed database of domestically owned and foreign-affiliated manufacturing plants located in Ireland. The results of our econometric analysis show that domestically owned plants benefit from the research and development (R&D) activities of other domestically owned plants, as well as from R&D activities conducted in the country of origin of foreign-owned plants through their presence in Ireland. A fundamental difference between such locally generated and locally transmitted global spillovers appears to be that the latter are much less constrained by distance decay effects.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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