The faster the better? Economic effects of the speed of inter‐city technology transfer in China
MetadataShow full item record
This item's downloads: 34 (view details)
Cited 0 times in Scopus (view citations)
Duan, Dezhong, Du, Debin, & Grimes, Seamus. (2019). The faster the better? Economic effects of the speed of inter-city technology transfer in China. Growth and Change, doi: 10.1111/grow.12309
Although existing studies questioned the simple positive correlation between the technology transfer speed and the benefits, they have been widely condemned for lacking em-pirical evidence. Using the patent transfer data at the city scale in China, and distinguishing fast from slow by divid-ing technology transfer speed into four levels, this paper attempts to answer the question in terms of city economic growth, which is whether the faster is the better. Panel re-gression results show that for economic growth of city, the speed of technology transfer does not mean that faster is better. In other words, technology transfer maintaining a relatively rapid speed (more than 1 year and less than 2 years) can promote city economic growth, although the evidence is weak.