Are urban agglomerations a better breeding place for product innovation? An analysis of new product announcements

E. Brouwer, H. Budil-Nadvornikova, A.H. Kleinknecht

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    Abstract

    Regions matter for innovative behaviour. Compared to firms in rural regions, firms in urban agglomerations of the Netherlands dedicate a higher share of their R and D to product (rather than process) development. Moreover, in our Hurdle Count Data estimate of determinants of new product announcements we find that, with a given product R and D intensity, firms in central regions have higher probabilities of announcing at least one new product in a journal and they also announce new products in larger numbers. The results add to the literature on regional knowledge spillovers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)541-549
    JournalRegional Studies
    Volume33
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

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