Does the effect of public support for R&D depend on the degree of appropriability?

  • Gelabert L
  • Fosfuri A
  • Tribó J
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We explore the interaction between public support for R&D and appropriability using a dataset constructed from the Spanish Community Innovation Survey, for the period 2000–2005. We find that public support policy is less able to stimulate privately financed internal R&D in firms where appropriability mechanisms are more effective. On average, the effect of public support for R&D is three times larger for those firms reporting a level of appropriability below the median vis-à-vis those firms for which appropriability is above the median level. Furthermore, for supported firms with the highest degree of appropriability, crowding out cannot be ruled out. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Journal of Industrial Economics is the property of Wiley-Blackwell and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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  • BUSINESS enterprises -- Finance
  • INDUSTRIAL surveys
  • PUBLIC support
  • RESEARCH & development

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  • Liliana Gelabert

  • Andrea Fosfuri

  • Josep A. Tribó

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