nep-knm New Economics Papers
on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy
Issue of 2021‒06‒21
two papers chosen by
Laura Ştefănescu
Centrul European de Studii Manageriale în Administrarea Afacerilor

  1. Organisation Capital, Knowledge Spillover and Firm Performance: Evidence from Chinese Manufacturing Sector By Qing Li; Yanrui Wu
  2. Knowledge transfer activities and conditions for impact in Bulgarian public research institutions: A survey-based diagnostic By Aridi, Anwar; Querejazu, Daniel; Zuniga, Pluvia

  1. By: Qing Li (Qing Li, SHU-UTS SILC Business School, Shanghai University); Yanrui Wu (Business School, The University of Western Australia)
    Abstract: This study explores organisation capital and its spillover effects among Chinese manufacturing firms. By linking patent data with China’s annual survey of industrial enterprises database, we examine technological proximity as one potential channel for organisational spillover but find weak evidence. This result is consistent with previous findings from developed countries. In contrast, organisation capital is found to generate positive spillover in China when geographical proximity is considered. In other words, it is found that spillover from organisation capital is likely among Chinese firms due to geographical proximity rather than technological proximity.
    Keywords: Organisation capital; knowledge spillover; intangible capital; patent portfolio; Chinese firms
    JEL: D21 D24 L22
    Date: 2021
  2. By: Aridi, Anwar (World Bank, Europe and Central Asia Division); Querejazu, Daniel (World Bank, Europe and Central Asia Division); Zuniga, Pluvia (UNU-MERIT)
    Abstract: This paper analyses the state of progress in knowledge and technology transfer activities in Bulgarian public research organisations. It explores the nature and development of research competences, engagement in research collaboration, and technology transfer activities at public research institutions and aims to identify the factors that enable or constrain these activities. The results are based on a survey of public researchers, public research organisations (PROs), and university technology transfer offices (TTOs) in Bulgaria. Our findings show important gaps in institutional governance (linking research with industry demand), misalignments in academic incentives, and constraints related to lack of funding and capacity. Our findings also highlight the vital importance of mobility of researchers as catalyser of collaborative research and technology transfer linkages in both types of institutions and provides proposals for action in terms of policy and institutional reform to improve the performance and impact of public research.
    Keywords: knowledge transfer, technology transfer, industry-science linkages, public research organisations, Bulgaria
    JEL: O31 O33 O38 I23
    Date: 2021–05–27

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