Why do firms collaborate with local universities?
01-Mar-2018 12:00:00 AM
|Title:||Why do firms collaborate with local universities?|
|Research group:||Velferd, innovasjon og politikk (Innovation and Industry)|
|Published by:||PEEG / IRIS, http://econ.geo.uu.nl/peeg/peeg1732.pdf|
This paper examines why firms sometimes collaborate locally rather than with higher-quality universities at a distance. Existing research has mostly relied on the localised knowledge spillover, or LKS, model to explain this. This model holds that knowledge transfer across distance is costly, and collaborating locally reduces the risk of information loss when the knowledge is transferred. However, there are various other reasons that could also explain the pattern.
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