nep-knm New Economics Papers
on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy
Issue of 2023‒04‒17
four papers chosen by
Laura Nicola-Gavrila
Centrul European de Studii Manageriale în Administrarea Afacerilor

  1. Knowledge, prices and factor demand: Fertilizers in Argentine Agriculture By Marcos Gallacher
  2. The moderating effect of fan engagement on the relationship between fan knowledge and fan co-creation in social media By Mohsen Behnam; Geoff Dickson; Vahid Delshab; Anna Gerke; Parvaneh Savari Nikou
  3. Heterogeneous regional university funding and firm innovation: An empirical analysis of the German excellence initiative By Krieger, Bastian
  4. Sustainable development and Sustainable Development Goals in Smart Specialisation strategies in the European Arctic regions By TERAS Jukka; EIKELAND Sveinung; KOIVUROVA Timo; SALENIUS Viktor

  1. By: Marcos Gallacher
    Keywords: Fertilizer demand, technical change, Argentine agriculture
    JEL: D24 Q12
    Date: 2021–11
  2. By: Mohsen Behnam (Urmia University); Geoff Dickson (La Trobe University); Vahid Delshab (Swinburne University of Technology [Melbourne]); Anna Gerke (Audencia Business School); Parvaneh Savari Nikou (Urmia University)
    Abstract: Purpose Social media has enhanced the ability of fans to interact with each other. Whilst previous research investigates fan co-creation, few studies focus on the interactive effects within the co-creation process. The authors develop a model for synthesizing the interactive concepts related to fan co-creation in social media, which leads to team identification. Design/methodology/approach Participants ( N = 483) were recruited from fans of clubs in the Persian Gulf Pro League of Iran. Structural equation modelling was applied to test the research model. Findings The results showed that fan knowledge facilitates fan co-creation, which in turn leads to team identification. Additionally, fan engagement had a moderating effect on the mediating role of fan co-creation in the association between fan knowledge and team identification. Research limitations/implications The findings suggest that fan knowledge is an important antecedent of fan co-creation and highlight the significance of fan co-creation in promoting team identification in highly engaged fans at football clubs. Originality/value The current study contributes to the field of fan co-creation and provides significant implications for sport fan marketers.
    Keywords: Fan co-creation fan engagement fan knowledge team identification, Fan co-creation, fan engagement, fan knowledge, team identification
    Date: 2023–01–30
  3. By: Krieger, Bastian
    Abstract: This paper estimates the effect of heterogeneous university funding stemming from the German Excellence Initiative on a regional firm's probability to innovate by using a multi-valued two-way fixed effects difference-in-differences model. The estimations show that funding an additional Excellence Cluster focused on internationally competitive research within a labor market region increases a regional firm's probability to innovate between 0.3 and 0.9 percentage points. This effect is driven by firms within labor market regions receiving a high number of Excellence Clusters. There is no statistically significant effect for receiving a low number of Excellence Clusters. Moreover, we find no consistent statistically significant effect of funding Graduate Schools concentrating on training scientists nor of funding University Strategies promoting the overall long-term plan of a university.
    Keywords: University funding, Firm innovation, Knowledge transfer
    JEL: O32 O33 O38
    Date: 2023
  4. By: TERAS Jukka; EIKELAND Sveinung; KOIVUROVA Timo; SALENIUS Viktor
    Abstract: This report provides a general analysis on how sustainability challenges and Sustainable Development Goals are embedded in ongoing Smart Specialisation processes in the European Arctic at regional and local level. The report provides insights into Arctic smart specialisation strategies and offers illustrative case studies of projects and initiatives relevant to achieving sustainable development in Arctic Finland, Arctic Sweden and Arctic Norway.
    Keywords: Smart Specialisation, Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals, Arctic
    Date: 2023–03

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