Click here to download

Technology flows and innovation output in Italy: industry-level evidence from R&D and patent data
Journal Title: ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE  
Author/s: Andrea de Panizza, Mariagrazia Squicciarini 
Year:  2014 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  23 Pg. 109-131 FullText PDF:  199 KB
DOI:  10.3280/POLI2014-003005
(DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation:  clicca qui   and here 


This paper offers a broad characterisation of inter-industry R&D flows in Italy. It exploits a novel ‘R&D performer-beneficiary’ matrix built on survey-based information collected by Istat, the Italian National Institute of Statistics and relies on matched enterprise and patent data. The study identifies net R&D performers, including specialised R&D suppliers, maps the type and number of industries they serve and sheds some light on the industries that most benefit from the R&D carried out by other industries. It further depicts a number of inter-industry R&D linkages and technology clusters. Finally, relying on information about the technology class of patented inventions, it assesses the level of technological specialisation or diversification of the innovative output of R&D performers.
Keywords: Technology flows, inter-industry flows, R&D, patents, Istat
Jel Code: O14, O33, O34

  1. Barbosa N., Faria A.P. 2011. Innovation across Europe: how important are institutional differences?. Research Policy, 40 (9): 1157-1169,, 10.1016/j.respol.2011.05.017DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2011.05.017
  2. Cohen W.M., Klepper S. 1992. The anatomy of industry R&D intensity distributions. American Economic Review, 82 (4): 773-799.
  3. Griffith R., Redding S., Van Reenen J. 2004. Mapping the two faces of R&D: productivity growth in a panel of OECD industries. Review of Economics and Statistics, 86 (4): 883-895,, 10.1162/0034653043125194DOI: 10.1162/0034653043125194
  4. Griliches Z. 1979. Issues in assessing the contribution of research and development to productivity growth. Bell Journal of Econometrics, 10 (1): 92-116,, 10.2307/3003321DOI: 10.2307/3003321
  5. Guellec D., van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie B. 2001. R&D and productivity growth: panel data analysis of 16 OECD countries. OECD Economic Studies, 33 (2): 103-126, 10.1111/j.1468-0084.2004.00083.x.
  6. Harhoff D., Scherer F.M., Vopel K. 2003. Citations, family size, opposition and the value of patent rights. Research Policy, 32 (8): 1343-1363,, 10.1016/S0048-7333(02)00124-5DOI: 10.1016/S0048-7333(02)00124-5
  7. Istat. 2007. Rapporto annuale: la situazione del paese nel 2006. Istat: Roma.
  8. Istat. 2010. Rapporto annuale: la situazione del paese nel 2009. Istat: Roma.
  9. Istat. 2011. Rapporto annuale: la situazione del paese nel 2010. Istat: Roma.
  10. Lanjouw J.O., Pakes A., Putnam J. 1998. How to count patents and value intellectual property: the uses of patent renewal and application data. Journal of Industrial Economics, 46 (4): 405-432,, 10.1111/1467-6451.00081DOI: 10.1111/1467-6451.00081
  11. Leoncini R., Montresor S. 2001. Struttura produttiva e processo innovativo: un’analisi intersettoriale del sistema tecnologico italiano. Rivista della Società Italiana degli Economisti, 6 (2): 169-206,, 10.1427/3694DOI: 10.1427/3694
  12. Lerner J. 1994. The importance of patent scope: an empirical analysis. RAND Journal of Economics, 25 (2): 319-333.
  13. Lopez-Bassols V., Jankowski J. 2012. Improving the measurement of business R&D: preliminary findings from the NESTI task force review of BERD surveys. Paper
  14. presented at the OECD Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators (NESTI). Paris, June 4-6.
  15. OECD. 2002. Frascati Manual. Proposed Standard Practice for Surveys on Research and Experimental Development. OECD: Paris,, 10.1787/9789264199040-enDOI: 10.1787/9789264199040-en
  16. OECD. 2013. OECD Economic Surveys: Italy 2013. OECD: Paris.
  17. Pavitt K. 1984. Sectoral patterns of technical change: towards a taxonomy and a theory. Research Policy, 13 (6): 343-373,, 10.1016/0048-7333(84)90018-0DOI: 10.1016/0048-7333(84)90018-0
  18. Scherer F.M. 1982. Inter-industry technology flows and productivity growth. Review of Economics and Statistics, 64 (4): 627-634,, 10.2307/1923947DOI: 10.2307/1923947
  19. Squicciarini M., Dernis H. 2013. A cross-country characterisation of the patenting behaviour of firms based on matched firm and patent data. OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers 2013/05,, 10.1787/5k40gxd4vh41-enDOI: 10.1787/5k40gxd4vh41-en
  20. Squicciarini M., Dernis H., Criscuolo C. 2013. Measuring patent quality: indicators of technological and economic value. OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers 2013/03,, 10.1787/5k4522wkw1r8-enDOI: 10.1787/5k4522wkw1r8-en
  21. Tassey G. 2014. Competing in advanced manufacturing: the need for improved growth models and policies. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 28 (1): 27-48,, 10.1257/jep.28.1.27DOI: 10.1257/jep.28.1.27
  22. Van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie B. 1997. Issues in assessing the effect of interindustry R&D spillovers. Economic Systems Research, 9 (4): 331-356,, 10.1080/09535319700000030DOI: 10.1080/09535319700000030
  23. Wilson D.J. 2002. Is embodied technology the result of upstream R&D? Industry-level evidence. Review of Economic Dynamics, 5 (2): 285-317, 10.1006/redy.2002.0163.

Andrea de Panizza, Mariagrazia Squicciarini, in "ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE " 3/2014, pp. 109-131, DOI:10.3280/POLI2014-003005

   

FrancoAngeli is a member of Publishers International Linking Association a not for profit orgasnization wich runs the CrossRef service, enabing links to and from online scholarly content