The Role of Science and Technology Parks in the Generation of Firm Level Social Capital Through University–Firm Relations: An Empirical Study in Spain

  • Juan J. Jimenez-MorenoEmail author
  • Ricardo Martínez-Cañas
  • Pablo Ruiz-Palomino
  • Francisco J. Sáez-Martínez
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Nowadays, science and technology parks (STPs) generally represent a kind of public–private partnerships that are designed to foster knowledge flows, mainly among park firms, as well as between these firms and external R&D institutions, and thus improve regional economic growth (Link and Scott 2007). Despite there is no official definition of what is an STP, some common denominators across different existing models suggest a set of minimum standards and requirements that any knowledge cluster should have to earn this formal recognition (Link 2009).


Social Capital Partial Little Square Firm Performance Knowledge Acquisition Average Variance Extract 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan J. Jimenez-Moreno
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ricardo Martínez-Cañas
    • 2
  • Pablo Ruiz-Palomino
    • 2
  • Francisco J. Sáez-Martínez
    • 1
  1. 1.Dpto. Administración EmpresasFtad. Económicas Y EmpresarialesAlbaceteSpain
  2. 2.Dpto. Administración EmpresasFtad. Ciencias SocialesCuencaSpain

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