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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Patents, research & development and technological cooperation in the Spanish agri-food industry
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Agrarian economy
Information
Abstract
The aim of this study is to contribute to advancing knowledge on the current innovation processes in the Spanish agri-food industry. It specifically looks into that area of innovation which firms protect through patent registration and which arguably generates the greatest added value. A panel of 439 firms over the 1998-2008 period was used to that end, as well as econometric estimations with panel count data models. The explanatory variables are grouped into innovation assets, such as R&D activity and technological cooperation, and complementary assets such as technological, organizational, human, commercial and financial resources. The results show that both SMEs and large firms choose to register patents. Internal R&D plays a decisive role in the case of SMEs whereas large firms have a stronger relationship with external R&D. Agri-food businesses often resort to technological cooperation as well, though to a lesser extent. Human and commercial resources are further assets associated with patenting in the case of large firms.
International
Si
JCR
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Title
New medit: Mediterranean journal of economics, agriculture and environment
ISBN
1594-5685
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
13
Journal number
3
From page
23
To page
30
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Silverio Alarcon Lorenzo (UPM)
  • Autor: Luis González Polonio (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
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