Technological Regime, Knowledge Spillover and Innovation

산업의 기술체제 특성이 지식전파와 기술혁신에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2010.10.22
  • Accepted : 2010.12.30
  • Published : 2010.12.31


This paper aims to analysis sectoral innovation patterns of technological innovation and localized knowledge spillover in Korean manufacturing sector. Sectoral innovation system approach proposed that the specific pattern of innovative activity and knowledge spillover in an industry can be explained as the outcome of different technological regimes. Technological regime is defined by the particular combination of technological opportunities, appropriability of innovations, cumulativeness of technical advances and properties of the knowledge base. Based on a sample of 2,882 firms in manufacturing sector, this paper provides empirical estimates of the relationships between firm's product innovation and localized knowledge spillover. Results of the analysis provide considerable support to the hypothesis that firm's product innovation and localized knowledge spillover are related to the nature of the underlying technological regime. In the industry based on the tacit and specific knowledge, firm's product innovation is positively related to the localized knowledge spillover. This paper also shows that high stability in the ranking of innovators are related to high degrees of cumulativeness and appropriability.