Suburbanization in the Context of R&D Projects Fund Allocation
Purpose: The innovativeness of the economy originates in companies that conduct research and development activities (R&D) commonly supported by various public funding schemes. Design/Methodology/Approach: Factors that decide in favor of subvention attribution are discussed by analyzing private companies that applied for R&D co-financing within the Smart Growth Operational Program (SG OP) during 2015, with particular attention to the geographic location of applicants. A logistic regression (LOGIT) model with a maximum likelihood estimation is used to study the relationship between the outcome (receiving funding or not) and various potential predictors. Findings: Analysis implies that a decisive factor for obtaining the subvention is the localization of Poland's business. Furthermore, the results also imply that while funding R&D activities, there is a negative bias towards companies located in wealthy Polish regions subject to intensive suburbanization processes.