Knowledge, capabilities and manufacturing innovation: a USA-Europe comparison
Roper, Stephen, Youtie, Jan, Shapira, Philip and Fernandez-Ribas, Andrea. (2010) Knowledge, capabilities and manufacturing innovation: a USA-Europe comparison. Regional Studies, Vol.44 (No.3). pp. 253-279. ISSN 0034-3404Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343400802360410
This paper presents a comparative analysis of factors contributing to the innovation performance of manufacturing firms in Georgia (USA), Wales (UK), the West Midlands (UK), and Catalonia (Spain). Enabled by comparable survey data, multivariate probit models are developed to estimate how various types of firms' innovative activities are influenced by links to external knowledge sources, internal resources, absorptive capacity, and public innovation support. The results suggest the potential for mutual learning. For the European study regions there are insights about how universities in Georgia support innovation. For Georgia and Catalonia there are lessons from UK firms about better capturing potential complementarities between innovation activities. Additional implications for innovation measurement and knowledge base development are discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Centre for Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Regional Studies|
|Number of Pages:||27|
|Page Range:||pp. 253-279|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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