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Cooperation and innovative performance of firms: Panel data evidence from the Czech Republic, Norway and the United Kingdom

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  • Martin Srholec

    (Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo)

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Using panel micro data obtained from merging several waves of Community Innovation Survey in the Czech Republic, Norway and the United Kingdom, we estimate dynamic random effects tobit models, in which the innovation output given by sales of innovative products is the function of the cooperative behaviour of firms and their other observed characteristics, while accounting for unobserved heterogeneity. The results indicate that the capacity of firms to build on external domestic linkages is what matters most for the innovation output. And that foreign external linkages lead to superior innovation performance only in combination with the domestic ones. Also the results suggest that the positive effect of domestic cooperation is driven by linkages to education, research and scientific institutions, even though these types of partners tend to be used by firms noticeably less frequently for cooperation on innovation than their suppliers and customers.

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Paper provided by Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo in its series Working Papers on Innovation Studies with number 20111131.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2011
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Handle: RePEc:tik:inowpp:20111131

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Keywords: Innovation; cooperation; performance; micro data; Community Innovation Survey;

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