European R&D networks: a snapshot from the 7th EU Framework Programme

Sara Amoroso, Alex Coad, Nicola Grassano

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Abstract

Recent empirical studies have investigated the territorial impact of Europe’s research policies, in particular the contribution of the European Framework Programmes to the integration of a European Research Area. This paper deepens the analysis on the integration and participation of peripheral regions, by focusing on the differences in intensity and determinants of inter-regional collaborations across three groups of collaborations. We consider collaborations among more developed regions, between more and less developed regions, and among less developed regions. Building on the recent spatial interaction literature, this paper investigates the effects of physical, institutional, social and technological proximity on the intensity of inter-regional research collaboration across heterogenous European regions. We find that the impact of disparities in human capital and technological proximity on regional R&D cooperation is relevant and differs across subgroups of collaborations. Moreover, despite the efforts of integrating marginal actors, peripheral regions have lower rates of collaborations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404-419
Number of pages16
JournalEconomics of Innovation and New Technology
Volume27
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 18
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • European research area
  • R&D collaboration
  • regional integration
  • spatial interaction modelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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