International Spillovers and Absorptive Capacity : A cross-country , cross-sector analysis based on European patents and citations

@inproceedings{Mancusi2004InternationalSA,
  title={International Spillovers and Absorptive Capacity : A cross-country , cross-sector analysis based on European patents and citations},
  author={Maria Luisa Mancusi},
  year={2004}
}
This paper provides an empirical assessment of the effect of national and international knowledge spillovers on innovation at a finely defined sectoral level for six major industrialised countries over the period 1981-1995. International spillovers are always found to be effective in increasing innovative productivity. The paper then uses self-citations to investigate the role of prior R&D experience in enhancing a country’s ability to understand and improve upon external knowledge (absorptive… CONTINUE READING

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