Isabel M. Correia
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Escola de Economia e Gestão—Universidade do Minho
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Article 0 Reads 5 Citations Firms and universities—do spillovers enhance firm’s performance? Published: 29 December 2006
International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, doi: 10.1007/s11365-006-0033-9
This paper aims to assess if geographic proximity from universities enhances small firms’ performance, by means of knowledge spillovers. A sample of micro data is used on 390 manufacturing firms and 11 public universities in Portugal. Performance is measured by labour productivity. The estimation was made using OLS as well as Quantile Regression. Results seem to confirm that both domains of knowledge do produce distinct effects, but there is no evidence that a firm’s performance improves with the proximity to a university. Likewise, the quality of universities does not seem to influence the labour productivity of firms.