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Why Firms Form (or do not Form) RJVS

  • Lars-Hendrik Röller
  • Ralph Siebert
  • Mihkel M. Tombak

In this article, we examine why it is difficult to induce firms to form Research Joint Ventures (RJVs). We examine various incentives and disincentives for RJV formation by estimating an endogeneous switching model using data from the US National Cooperative Research Act. The empirical findings support hypotheses that firms of different sizes have disincentives to form RJVs and that cost-sharing is an important incentive for RJV participation. Copyright 2007 The Author(s). Journal compilation Royal Economic Society 2007.

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Volume (Year): 117 (2007)
Issue (Month): 522 (07)
Pages: 1122-1144

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Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:117:y:2007:i:522:p:1122-1144
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