The Contribution of Technological Inputs and Spillovers to Competitiveness and Economic Growth: The Case of the Spanish Regions

By Gumbau Albert, Mercedes and Maudos Villarroya, Joaquin.

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The aim of this study is to analyze the importance of various technological inputs in explaining the differences in competitiveness among Spanish regions. It quantifies the effect of R&D capital and ICT capital on economic activity, in addition to the externalities associated with R&D and ICTs. According to the results, R&D capital and ICT capital have a positive effect on production, with the latter having a bigger significant impact. Results also show the importance of spillover effects associated with both technological inputs.

Keywords: R&D, ICT, Spillovers, Growth

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp.125-138. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 786.272KB).

Dr. Gumbau Albert, Mercedes

Lecturer, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Associate Professor in the University of Valencia

Dr. Maudos Villarroya, Joaquin

Lecturer, University of Valencia and IVIE, Valencia, Spain

Professor in the University of Valencia. Researcher at the IVIE.

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