Inventing Together: Exploring the Nature of International Knowledge Spillovers in Latin America

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dc.contributor.author Montobbio, Fabio
dc.contributor.author Sterzi, Valerio
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-18T19:07:09Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-18T19:07:09Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/35279
dc.description Presented at GLOBELICS 2009, 7th International Conference, 6-8 October, Dakar, Senegal. en_US
dc.description Parallel session 3: International knowledge spillovers
dc.description Paper previously released as CISPRO working paper number 225, November 2008.
dc.description.abstract This paper studies the nature, sources and determinants of international patenting activity in Latin American countries (LACs) and examines the extent to which LACs benefit from R&D that is performed in the G-5 countries (France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States). By using patents and patent citations at the United States Patent and Trademark Office we trace intrasectoral knowledge flows from G-5 countries to LACs. We study the impact of three channels of spillovers: pure spillovers, patent citations related spillovers, and face-to-face contact spillovers. Our results, based on data for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico, suggest that international knowledge spillovers from the G-5 countries are a significant determinant of inventive activity over the period 1988-2003. In particular we find that the stock of ideas produced in the US has a strong impact on the international patenting activity of these countries. Moreover controlling for US-driven pure spillover effects, bilateral patent citations and face-to-face relationships between inventors are both important additional mechanisms of knowledge transmission. Some of our results suggest that the latter mechanism is more important than the former. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries GLOBELICS09. Session 3 en_US
dc.subject Innovation en_US
dc.subject R&D spillover en_US
dc.subject Knowledge flows en_US
dc.subject Patents en_US
dc.subject Citations en_US
dc.subject Inventors en_US
dc.title Inventing Together: Exploring the Nature of International Knowledge Spillovers in Latin America en_US
dc.type Proceedings en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename Università degli studi dell’Insubria (Varese, Italy)
dc.contributor.corporatename Università di Bergamo
dc.contributor.corporatename Università commerciale Luigi Bocconi. Centro studi sui processi di internazionalizzazione


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