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Outsourcing of innovation

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  • Edwin Lai

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  • Raymond Riezman

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  • Ping Wang

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  • Edwin Lai & Raymond Riezman & Ping Wang, 2009. "Outsourcing of innovation," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 38(3), pages 485-515, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:38:y:2009:i:3:p:485-515 DOI: 10.1007/s00199-007-0326-4
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    Keywords

    R&D outsourcing; Principal-agent problem; Fixed versus revenue-sharing contract; D21; O31; L14;

    JEL classification:

    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation

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