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Innovation performance and R&D expenditures in Western European regions: Divergence or convergence?

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dc.title Innovation performance and R&D expenditures in Western European regions: Divergence or convergence? en Bednář, Pavel Halásková, Martina
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of International Studies
dc.identifier.issn 2071-8330 OCLC, Ulrich, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR 2018
utb.relation.volume 11
utb.relation.issue 1
dc.citation.spage 210
dc.citation.epage 224
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Centre of Sociological Research
dc.identifier.doi 10.14254/2071-8330.2018/11-1/16
dc.subject European regions en
dc.subject Expenditures en
dc.subject Innovation en
dc.subject Performance en
dc.subject Research and development en
dc.subject Spatial econometrics en
dc.subject Western Europe en
dc.description.abstract Although Western Europe is a global leader in innovation activities among the OECD countries, these activities are not distributed evenly across NUTS 2 regions. Thus, the analysis of convergence or divergence related to innovation performance and R&D expenditures among Western European NUTS 2 regions is posed as the aim of this paper. Applying differential local version of spatial autocorrelation (LISA), difference-in-difference estimation the paper reveals the local variation of convergence and divergence and general spatial regime divergence in innovation performance and R&D expenditures within Western European NUTS 2 regions. Moreover, spatial lag cross-sectional regression provides support to the consideration of R&D expenditures as determinant for innovation performance along with the continuing divergence between most of Western and Southern European NUTS 2 regions and the others. Thus, the results confirm the stability in innovation performance and R&D expenditures in Western European NUTS 2 regions which could be the source of lagging behind not only other OECD countries but BRICS countries as well. On the regional level several NUTS 2 regions demonstrated the convergence dynamics, however, the general spatial divergence regime should lead to more actions regarding R&D polices under the EU programming period of 2014-2020. © Foundation of International Studies, 2018 and CSR, 2018. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85044839627
utb.source j-scopus 2018-04-23T15:01:49Z 2018-04-23T15:01:49Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Bednář, Pavel
utb.fulltext.affiliation Bednář, P., & Halásková, M. Pavel Bednář Department of Regional Development Public Administration and Law, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín Czech Republic Martina Halásková Department of Public Economics, Faculty of Economics, VŠBTechnical University of Ostrava Czech Republic
utb.fulltext.dates Received: May, 2017 1st Revision: August, 2017 Accepted: November, 2017
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utb.fulltext.sponsorship The authors are thankful to the Operational Programme Education for Competitiveness (Project No. CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0296) and Tomas Bata University in Zlín (Project No. VaV-IP-RO/2016/08).
utb.scopus.affiliation Department of Regional Development Public Administration and Law, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic; Department of Public Economics, Faculty of Economics, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
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