Patterns and barriers for innovation and R&D cooperation between Argentine and Spanish firms
AbstractThis paper examines co-operative innovation and research and development (R&D) behaviour between Argentine and Spanish firms. Based on theoretical perspectives from the literature, we surveyed a sample of 540 Argentine and Spanish firms believed to have cooperated for technological innovation. We present empirical evidence based on 104 firms of patterns of cooperation in several processes and out-puts, highlighting firm characteristics, the motives of the collaborating parties, types of partners and R&D and innovation activities, leadership, and obstacles to cooperation. Our results reveal that the determinants of success differ considerably among countries depending on the sector, the firm specific characteristics and funding. These differences have important implications for public policy and instruments to support R&D and innovation activities.
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Date of creation: 13 Dec 2010
Date of revision: 03 Feb 2011
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innovation R&D; international cooperation; cooperation types; barriers; government funding programmes;
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- L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
- O20 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - General
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- NEP-ALL-2011-01-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2011-01-23 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-INO-2011-01-23 (Innovation)
- NEP-KNM-2011-01-23 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-SBM-2011-01-23 (Small Business Management)
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