Industry–University Collaboration by Canadian Manufacturing Firms
AbstractWe analyze the collaboration between manufacturing firms and universities in Canada. The data comes from the Statistics Canada Survey of Innovation, 1999. After a survey of the literature we present a statistical description of collaborating firms, their reasons for collaboration and the impact of collaboration on their performance. The econometric analysis estimates the probability that a firm collaborates with universities. The results suggest that collaboration with universities is frequent in knowledge based industries. Research undertaken in partnerships complements, rather than replaces, R&D by collaborating firms. Collaboration improves the performance of innovating firms. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006
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Volume (Year): 31 (2006)
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University-Industry collaboration; R & D; innovation; motivation; impacts; Canadian universities; O31; O32; L60; I29;
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- L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General
- I29 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Other
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