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Title: Product innovation and renewal: Foreign firms and clusters in Belgium
Authors: De Beule, Filip
Van Beveren, Ilke
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: KULeuven LICOS
Series Title: Discussion paper series 227/2008 pages:1-31
Abstract: Using the cluster definitions of the European Cluster Observatory, this paper investigates the link between cluster membership and firm-level product innovation and renewal; using data from the Community Innovation Survey for Belgium. Clustered firms account for 71 percent of total product renewal generated in 2004 and for 53 percent of product innovators; compared to 29 and 47 percent for non-clustered firms, respectively. Furthermore, cluster membership is shown to be conducive to firm-level product innovation and renewal once firm size, export intensity and research inputs are taken into account. Foreign firms are not more prone to carry out product innovation, except for subsidiaries in clusters.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IR
Appears in Collections:LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, Leuven
Research Center of Monetary and Information Economics, Leuven
Department of International Business, Strategy and Economics (IBSE), Campus Carolus Antwerp
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous

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