«This paper investigates the geographical distribution and concentration of firms’ innovation persistence and innovation type (product and process) based on three waves of the Portuguese Community Innovation Survey data covering the period 1998–2006. The main findings are: 1) both innovation persistence and innovation type are asymmetrically distributed across Portuguese regions, 2) the degree of correlation between geographical location and innovative output varies with the innovation type, and 3) the correlation between geographical unit and innovation increases when the spatial unit of analysis is narrower. The results suggest that the firms’ choices of geographical location have a long-lasting effect, engendering no equal probabilities of being persistently innovative.»
Inovação em Portugal
O artigo Firm Innovation and Co-Location in Portugal da autoria de Ana Paula Faria, Natália Barbosa e eu próprio acabou de ser publicado na edição online da revista Growth and Change. Conforme sugere o seu título, o artigo analisa a distribuição e a concentração geográfica da inovação em Portugal.