R&D 'inputs' and 'outputs' of technology-based firms located on and off science parks
UNSPECIFIED (1997) R&D 'inputs' and 'outputs' of technology-based firms located on and off science parks. R & D MANAGEMENT, 27 (1). pp. 45-62. ISSN 0033-6807Full text not available from this repository.
Science Parks (adjacent to universities) provide an important resource network for technology-based firms. To ascertain the 'added value' of a Science Park location the innovativeness (with regard to a variety of 'input' as well as 'output' measures) of independent technology-based Science Park firms are compared with the levels recorded by a comparable group of firms not located on a Park. Empirical evidence collected in 1992/93 from firms in a 'follow-on' sample (originally interviewed in 1986) as well as a 'new sample' study (independent firms that had located on a Science Park between 1986 and 1992) both revealed no statistically significant differences between the two groups on a variety of innovativeness measures. Results from both samples suggest Science Park firms do not directly invest more in R&D than off-Park firms nor do they record significantly higher levels of technology diffusion. The policy implications of the research findings are discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Journal or Publication Title:||R & D MANAGEMENT|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 45-62|
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