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Measuring the impact of international R&D cooperation: the case of Spanish firms participating in the EU Framework Programme

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  • Barajas, A
  • Huergo, E
  • Moreno, L

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The objective of this paper is to analyse the effects of international R&D cooperation on firms’ economic performance. Our empirical analysis, based on Spanish firms’ participation in the Framework Programme (FP) between 1995 and 2005, has confirmed that: (1) cooperation within the FP has a positive impact on the technological capacity of firms, captured through intangible fixed assets and (2) the technological capacity of firms is positively related to their economic performance, measured by labour productivity.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 23610.

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Keywords: International R&D cooperation; Framework Programme; Impact assessment;

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Cited by:
  1. Luis Aguiar & Philippe Gagnepain, 2012. "European cooperative R&D and firm performance," Economics Working Papers we1207, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía.
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  3. Barajas, A. & Huergo, E. & Moreno, L., 2012. "The Impact of International Research Joint Ventures on SMEs Performance," MPRA Paper 36306, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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