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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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    Article provided by Springer & Pan-Pacific Business Association in its journal Service Business.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 373-394

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