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How Does University Interaction Contribute to Successful R&D Management? An Examination of the Swedish Setting

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  • Anders Broström
  • Hans Lööf

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The issue—how a firm’s R&D (Research and Development) interaction with universities affects its innovation performance—remains under-researched. This study explores the relationship between firms’ collaboration with universities and their capabilities for innovation, as perceived by R&D managers. Drawing on a series of interviews with R&D managers of 45 randomly selected firms collaborating with two research universities in Sweden, we explicitly recognize mechanisms through which university relationships contribute to successful R&D management.

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  • Anders Broström & Hans Lööf, 2008. "How Does University Interaction Contribute to Successful R&D Management? An Examination of the Swedish Setting," The IUP Journal of Managerial Economics, IUP Publications, vol. 0(4), pages 7-24, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:icf:icfjme:v:06:y:2008:i:4:p:7-24
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