The Journal of Technology Transfer

, Volume 30, Issue 1–2, pp 207–210 | Cite as

Mansfield's Missing Link: The Impact of Knowledge Spillovers on Firm Growth

  • David B. Audretsch
  • Erik E. Lehmann


The purpose of this paper is to provide a link between two of the seminal contributions of Edwin Mansfield. The first focuses on the determinants of firm growth and the second is concerned with university-based knowledge spillovers. By linking both firm-specific characteristics as well as access to knowledge spillovers from universities, the empirical evidence found in this paper suggests that knowledge spillovers as well as firm-specific characteristics influence firm growth.

university spillovers firm growth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David B. Audretsch
    • 1
  • Erik E. Lehmann
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Public PolicyMax Planck Institute for Research into Economic SystemsJenaGermany
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of KonstanzKonstanzGermany

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