Suburbanization in the Context of R&D Projects Fund Allocation

Lukasz Konopielko, Lukasz Sykala, Krzysztof Wozniak, Dmytro Verbovyy
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIV, Issue 1, 790-805, 2021
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/1995


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.

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