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Determinants of R&D collaboration of service firms

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  • Ana Romero-Martínez

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  • Ángeles Montoro-Sánchez

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This article examines the determinants of R&D collaboration of service firms. Different from manufacturing firms, we expect that types of innovation, public financing, innovation protection, purchase of external R&D, firm’s absorptive capacity, spillovers, and certain innovation barriers determine the firm’s decision to collaborate in R&D. Results indicate that firms that undertake R&D collaboration tend to undertake process innovation, receive public funding, can protect their innovations, and typically subcontract the development of their technologies. The article provides implications for theory and practice. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2009

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  • C. Un & Ana Romero-Martínez & Ángeles Montoro-Sánchez, 2009. "Determinants of R&D collaboration of service firms," Service Business, Springer;Pan-Pacific Business Association, vol. 3(4), pages 373-394, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:svcbiz:v:3:y:2009:i:4:p:373-394
    DOI: 10.1007/s11628-009-0065-7
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    1. Sojung Kim & Byungun Yoon, 2012. "Developing a process of concept generation for new product-service systems: a QFD and TRIZ-based approach," Service Business, Springer;Pan-Pacific Business Association, vol. 6(3), pages 323-348, September.
    2. Chiara Franco & Manuela Gussoni, 2014. "The role of firm and national level factors in fostering R&D cooperation: a cross country comparison," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, vol. 39(6), pages 945-976, December.
    3. Patrycja Klimas, 2015. "Rationale and barriers to inter-organizational relationships creation (Przeslanki i bariery zawiazywania wiezi miedzyorganizacyjnych)," Problemy Zarzadzania, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management, vol. 13(50), pages 29-46.

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    R&D Collaboration; Service firms; Innovation;

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