R&D productivity in Europe: towards a regional taxonomy in the European Union

  • Ricardo Aguado Universidad de Deusto
  • Jabier Martínez López Universidad de Deusto
Keywords: DEA analysis; productivity; efficiency; R&D policy; regional policy, DEA analysis, productivity, efficiency, R&D policy, regional policy.

Abstract

Research, development and innovation activities have become key sources of competitive advantage, which is one of the main factors behind the wellbeing of citizens living in a given territory. Being aware of this fact, public administrations at different administrative levels have encouraged the production of innovations through public policies. If we focus in Europe, regional disparities in the amount of innovation inputs and outputs are very high.

In this paper, the authors will measure the productivity of research and development activities performed by all regions in the EU. In order to do so, authors will take into account some indicators to measure innovation inputs and outputs at the regional level. Using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) authors will measure regional productivity in the field of R&D and then compare this productivity outcome between regions in the EU. After explaining this first DEA model, authors will use cluster analysis to achieve a typology of regions regarding their productivity in R&D activities. With all these results, policy makers could compare the situation of their own regions and adapt policies of efficient regions to their own institutional and economic background in the field of R&D.

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Author Biographies

Ricardo Aguado, Universidad de Deusto
Profesor del Departamento de Economía de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales-Deusto Business Schoolde la Universidad de Deusto.
Jabier Martínez López, Universidad de Deusto
Profesor del Departamento de Economía de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales-Deusto Business Schoolde la Universidad de Deusto y Adjunto al Administrador Provincial de la Compañía de Jesús, Provincia de Loyola.
Published
2014-06-30
How to Cite
Aguado, R., & Martínez López, J. (2014). R&D productivity in Europe: towards a regional taxonomy in the European Union. Harvard Deusto Business Research, 3(1), 2-22. https://doi.org/10.3926/hdbr.55
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