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The Impact and Organization of Publicly-Funded Research and Development in the European Community

Maryann P. Feldman, Frank R. Lichtenberg

NBER Working Paper No. 6040
Issued in May 1997
NBER Program(s):   PR

This paper examines R&D activities in the European Community using the Community R&D Information Service (CORDIS) databases. We find that a country's private companies tend to be specialized in the same scientific fields as its universities and public organizations. In addition, we construct indicators of the degree of R&D tacitness and find that greater expected ability to communicate research outcomes encourages less centralized R&D programs. Programs that yield tangible results are less geographically and administratively centralized. The more that research leads to codifiable knowledge, the less centralized R&D activity needs to be.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w6040

Published: Maryann P. Feldman & Frank R. Lichtenberg, 1998. "The Impact and Organization of Publicly-Funded Research and development in the European Community," Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, ADRES, issue 49-50, pages 08, Janvier-J.

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