Title

The Impacts of Production Linkages On Cross-Regional Collaborative Innovations: The Role of Inter-Regional Network Capital

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2021

School

Management

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether and how different types of cross-regional production linkages promote cross-regional collaborative innovations. Based on the econometric analysis of a Chinese patent database, we found that inter-regional production linkages indeed can facilitate inter-regional collaborative research and development (R&D). The results further indicated that 1) the linkages of intermediate inputs and capital goods can promote inter-regional collaborative innovations; 2) inter-regional network capital positively mediates the relationship between the linkages of capital goods and the inter-regional collaborative innovations; and 3) the linkage among capital goods, network capital, and collaborative innovation is stronger when the regional pairs have higher Similarity of the economic development level.

Publication Title

Technological Forecasting and Social Change

Volume

170

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