The importance of Intermediaries organizations in international R&D cooperation: an empirical multivariate study across Europe
AbstractDespite the large number of publications related to business cooperation in R&D and the wide perception of the importance of intermediary institutions in the R&D cooperation process, empirical studies on its role are scarce, scattered and fragmented. Moreover, the academic work developed in this area is basically of a theoretical nature, whereas the international perspective of R&D cooperation is seldom approached. Departing from a unique database that includes 473 R&D cooperation projects developed within the 6th Framework Programme, involving firms and intermediaries from all European Union countries, this paper gauges the determinants of the importance attached to Intermediaries, through a direct survey to the organizations involved. Based on an estimation of the multivariate model, this study demonstrates that the importance given to Intermediaries depends more on project features than on the characteristics of the participating organizations. In particular, the nationality of participating organizations and the promoter emerged with a strong explanatory power: ceteris paribus, projects with at least one participant from the United Kingdom tend to assign greater importance to intermediaries in international R&D cooperation. Unambiguously, results evidence that the innovating capacity of an organization emerges (both positively and significantly) associated with a greater importance attached to Intermediaries.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto in its series FEP Working Papers with number 385.
Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2010
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R&D Cooperation; Intermediaries; International projects; Europe;
Other versions of this item:
- Aurora A. C. Teixeira & Margarida Catarino, 2011. "The importance of Intermediaries organizations in international R&D cooperation: an empirical multivariate study across Europe," GEE Papers 0038, Gabinete de Estratégia e Estudos, Ministério da Economia e da Inovação, revised May 2011.
- O32 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
- O52 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
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- NEP-ALL-2010-07-31 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2010-07-31 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-EUR-2010-07-31 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-INO-2010-07-31 (Innovation)
- NEP-IPR-2010-07-31 (Intellectual Property Rights)
- NEP-PPM-2010-07-31 (Project, Program & Portfolio Management)
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