Innovation and co-location

Alfama, Antonio Soares, 1966


Firms' innovation and co-location in Portugal
Ana Paula Faria
Natália Barbosa
Vasco Eiriz
Growth and Change 46(4): 574-592

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.

Faria, Ana Paula; Barbosa; Natália; Eiriz, Vasco (2015). Firms’ innovation and colocation in Portugal. Growth and Change 46(4): 574-592.



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