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Technological collaboration in product innovation: The role of market competition and sectoral technological intensity

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    Drawing on the strategic alliances and innovation literature, this study proposes that the impact of technological collaboration on product innovation is contingent on market competition and sectoral technology characteristics. Specifically, it argues that the generally observed positive effect of technological collaboration on product innovation may be diluted in highly competitive markets, and the interactive effect of technological collaboration and market competition on product innovation will be further moderated by sectoral technological intensity. Data on the product innovation and technological collaboration of 944 Chinese firms across five manufacturing sectors provide robust support for the contingent effects of technological collaboration on product innovation.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Research Policy.

    Volume (Year): 41 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 489-496

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:respol:v:41:y:2012:i:2:p:489-496

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    Keywords: Technological collaboration; Product innovation; Market competition; Sectoral technological intensity; Emerging market;

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    1. Gunnar Pippel, 2012. "The Impact of R&D Collaboration Networks on the Performance of Firms and Regions: A Meta-Analysis of the Evidence," IWH Discussion Papers 14, Halle Institute for Economic Research.
    2. Nitin Pangarkar & Jie Wu, 2013. "Alliance formation, partner diversity, and performance of Singapore startups," Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Springer, vol. 30(3), pages 791-807, September.

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