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The Diversity of R&D Consortia and Firm Behavior: Evidence from Japanese Data

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An empirical analysis of Japanese government-sponsored R&D consortia involving 213 firms over 13 years shows that the diversity of a consortium is associated with greater R&D expenditure by participating firms. Diversity is alternatively measured by the Montgomery (1982) index, based on 3-digit SIC codes, and Branstetter and Sakakibara's (1998) modification of the Jaffe (1986) patent portfolio based index. Copyright 2001 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Sakakibara, Mariko, 2001. "The Diversity of R&D Consortia and Firm Behavior: Evidence from Japanese Data," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 49(2), pages 181-196, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jindec:v:49:y:2001:i:2:p:181-96
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