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La Colaboración En I+D En La Industria Auxiliar Del Automóvil En Cataluña. Análisis Según El Tamaño Empresarial / Collaboration In R&D In The Catalonian Automotive Auxiliary Industry. Analysis By Company Size

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  • Llorente Galera, Francisco


    (Universidad de Barcelona (España))

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    Este artículo expone teóricamente por qué las empresas colaboran al realizar su I+D y lo hacen con diversos agentes externos. A partir de una muestra de proveedores directos de los fabricantes, ubicados en Cataluña, se ha analizado si hacen innovación de productos, las fases de investigación, diseño y desarrollo y si colaboran con agentes externos al realizar su I+D, diferenciando según el tamaño empresarial. Se verifica que las grandes empresas son las que lo realizan en mayor proporción; en cambio, las pequeñas son las que menos. Un muy reducido número de empresas colaboran con todos los agentes externos considerados, y todas son grandes empresas. / This article discusses theoretically why companies cooperate in carrying out their R&D, and doing so with several external agents. From a sample of original equipment manufacturers suppliers (OEMS) located in Catalonia, we checked if they incorporated products innovation, research, design, product development phases, and if they collaborated with external agents in doing their R&D, differentiated by property capital (domestic versus foreign) and company size. It was shown that large companies are those who performed R&D in greater proportion, however, and the smaller ones the least. A very small number of firms cooperate with the external agents considered, and they are all large companies.

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    Article provided by Academia Europea de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa (AEDEM) in its journal Investigaciones Europeas de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa.

    Volume (Year): 18 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 156-165

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    Handle: RePEc:idi:jiedee:v:18:y:2012:i:2:p:156-165
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