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Externalités et coopération en recherche et développement : une reconceptualisation

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  • Boivin, Caroline

    (Université Concordia)

  • Vencatachellum, Désiré

    (École des Hautes Études Commerciales)

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This article distinguishes two R&D externalities: technical and competitive. We show that the main results in the literature are obtained by comparing the magnitude of those two externalities if the inverse demand function is linear. Moreover, we conclude that in cooperative R&D agreements, competitive externalities reduce free riding which arises from technical externalities. Cet article distingue deux externalités associées à la recherche et développement (R et D) : techniques et concurrentielles. Nous montrons que les principaux résultats concernant l’incidence des externalités sur les dépenses en R et D se résument à une comparaison de l’amplitude de ces deux externalités sous l’hypothèse d’une fonction de demande linéaire. De plus, nous concluons que dans les accords de coopération en R et D, les externalités concurrentielles atténuent l’incitation à resquiller issue des externalités techniques.

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  • Boivin, Caroline & Vencatachellum, Désiré, 1998. "Externalités et coopération en recherche et développement : une reconceptualisation," L'Actualité Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, vol. 74(4), pages 633-649, décembre.
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    1. Gamal Atallah, 2002. "Vertical R&D Spillovers, Cooperation, Market Structure, and Innovation," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 11(3), pages 179-209.
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    3. Iritié, Bi Goli Jean Jacques, 2015. "Conditions of diffusion of competitiveness clusters' technologies: A brief theoretical note," EconStor Open Access Articles, ZBW - German National Library of Economics, pages 66-73.

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