Review of Industrial Organization

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 77–94 | Cite as

Is there any Impact of University–Industry Knowledge Transfer on Innovation and Productivity? An Empirical Analysis Based on Swiss Firm Data

  • Spyros Arvanitis
  • Nora Sydow
  • Martin Woerter


This study investigates the impact of a wide spectrum of knowledge and technology transfer (KTT) activities (general information; educational activities; research activities; activities related with technical infrastructure; and consulting) (a) on two innovation indicators in the framework of an innovation equation with a endogenized variable of KTT activities as an additional determinant of innovation; and (b) on labour productivity in the framework of a production function with endogenized innovation variables and the variable for KTT activities as additional production factors.


Knowledge and technology transfer Innovation activities R&D activities 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ETH Zurich, KOF Swiss Economic InstituteZurichSwitzerland

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