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Public support to private innovation in multi-level governance systems: an empirical investigation
Science and Public Policy (2009)
  • Andrea Fernandez-Ribas, Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus
Abstract

This paper explores the distinct distributive nature of innovation programs by government levels. The research setting is a European region actively involved in regional, national, and supra-national (EU)- level programs. The results suggest that sub-national programs lead to changes in firms’ attitudes towards product and process innovation. The impacts of national and supra-national programs are different: nationally supported firms are more likely to accelerate their path towards product (but not to process) innovations; supra-national supported businesses gain in greater sales due to incremental innovative products. From a policy perspective, the results suggest that lower levels of government could alleviate entry barriers into technological activities while upper-level programs improve the economic performance of pre-existing innovators.

Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Andrea Fernandez-Ribas. "Public support to private innovation in multi-level governance systems: an empirical investigation" Science and Public Policy Vol. 36 Iss. 6 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/afribas/6/