“Are R&D collaborative agreements persistent at the firm level? Empirical evidence for the Spanish case”
AbstractWe provide evidence on the dynamics in firms’ R&D cooperation behaviour. Our main objective is to analyse if R&D collaborative agreements are persistent at the firm level, and in such a case, to study what are the main drivers of this phenomenon. R&D cooperation activities at the firm level can be persistent due to true state dependence, this implying that cooperating in a given period enhances the probability of doing it in the subsequent period and it can also be a consequence of firms’ individual heterogeneity, so that certain firms have certain characteristics that make them more likely to carry out technological alliances. A second contribution of the paper deals with the differentiated persistence pattern of collaboration agreements for three different types of partners: customers and/or suppliers, competitors and institutions. We specifically explore the degree of the persistence in R&D collaborative activities when considering them separately as well as the possibility of finding crossed-persistence across these different partner types.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics in its series IREA Working Papers with number 201410.
Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2014
Date of revision: Mar 2014
R&D cooperation; Persistence; Innovative Spanish firms; Technological partners. JEL classification: L24; O32; D22; C23;
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- O32 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
- D22 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
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- NEP-CSE-2014-03-22 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-INO-2014-03-22 (Innovation)
- NEP-SBM-2014-03-22 (Small Business Management)
- NEP-TID-2014-03-22 (Technology & Industrial Dynamics)
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