Firms' innovation performance and the role of the metropolitan location. Evidence from the European periphery

Tomasz Brodzicki , Anna Golejewska


This paper assesses the role of metropolitan location in explaining firms’ innovation performance while accounting for other internal and external determinants of innovation. Using micro-level dataset and controlling for firm-specific, sector-specific and region-specific features, we identify a nuanced effect of location within metropolitan areas on the innovative performance of companies The results prove to vary for the different measures of innovation output of firms and in particular there is no metropolitan advantage detected for binary self-declared measures of innovations. The advantage is detected for the count-based quantity of innovation measures which is shown to critically depend on the higher performance of metropolitan-based firms in patenting and licencing. The interlinkages between location and firm-size matter and the results are asymmetric with particular benefits arising for micro-firms in their patenting and licencing.
Publication typeIn press (online first, early view)
Author Tomasz Brodzicki (FE / DEEI)
Tomasz Brodzicki,,
- Department of Economics of European Integration
, Anna Golejewska (FE / DEEI)
Anna Golejewska,,
- Department of Economics of European Integration
Journal seriesEntrepreneurship and Regional Development, ISSN 0898-5626, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
Noonline first
Publication size in sheets0.3
Keywords in Englishinnovation, regional innovation system, logit model, negative binomial model, regional development
ASJC Classification2002 Economics and Econometrics; 1403 Business and International Management
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 17-11-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.352; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.791 (2) - 2017=4.057 (5)
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