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Interfirms Collaboration - the Basis for Interorganizational Innovation


  • Raluca ZOLTAN

    () (Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania)


In the current economic environment, interfirm collaboration for innovation is increasingly present because of the opportunities for growth and development that it offers to the partners involved and it is included in the company’s strategy, designed primarily to obtain high competitiveness. This paper aims to highlight the forms/modalities of inter-firm collaboration through which interorganizational innovation is achieved (strategic alliances, strategic entrepreneurship), and organizational levels at which this occur (subsidiaries of multinational organizations, departments of R & D).

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  • Raluca ZOLTAN, 2010. "Interfirms Collaboration - the Basis for Interorganizational Innovation," Economics and Applied Informatics, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 1, pages 219-224.
  • Handle: RePEc:ddj:fseeai:y:2010:i:1:p:219-224

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    innovation; interfirm collaboration; interorganizational innovation; coinnovation; incremental innovation; radical innovation; transformational leadership; strategic alliance; strategic entrepreneurship;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General


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