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Technology flows and innovation output in Italy: industry-level evidence from R&D and patent data
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
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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

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


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