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Trade in Ideas: Outsourcing and Knowledge Spillovers

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Benz, Sebastian ; Larch, Mario ; Zimmer, Markus:
Trade in Ideas: Outsourcing and Knowledge Spillovers.
In: International Economics and Economic Policy. Vol. 12 (2015) Issue 2 . - pp. 221-237.
ISSN 1612-4812
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10368-014-0271-1

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Inspired by the theory of variety-expanding product innovation we derive a testable relationship of outsourcing on the growth rate of knowledge. We estimate this relationship with a firm-level dataset, which is a unique match of PATSTAT patent data and the Amadeus dataset. We find evidence that forward spillovers are stronger than backward spillovers, where forward spillovers are defined as spillovers going down the value chain from producers to users of intermediate inputs. Moreover, we conclude that inter-industry spillovers are stronger than intra-industry spillovers. This holds when considering only the more important forward spillovers as well as when considering both directions of knowledge flows.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Knowledge spillovers; Outsourcing; Patents
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Lehrstuhl Volkswirtschaftslehre VI: Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Lehrstuhl Volkswirtschaftslehre VI: Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung > Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre VI: Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mario Larch
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2015 12:25
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2015 12:25
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/16629