Hochschulkooperationen und betriebliche Innovationsaktivitaeten Ergebnisse aus der deutschen Automobilzulieferindustrie
The development and adaption of new technologies are based on the interrelation of academic research and applied industrial innovation activities. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to investigate empirically the importance of R&D cooperations with universities for the innovation activities of suppliers in the German automobile industry. Relevance, motives, and benefits of contractual R&D cooperation between automobile suppliers and universities will be analyzed for the first time in great variety. It will be shown that in the German automobile supply industry the high preference of firms to cooperate with universities depends on the size of the firm as well as on their absorptive capacities. Formal R&D arrangements with universities are prefered because automobile suppliers can enhance their technological innovation capacities to develop new or improved products and use their automobile-specific innovation potentials, developed inhouse, more efficiently. Further, by establishing formal cooperative R&D arrangements with universities suppliers in Germany rather save R&D costs than realize quality improvements of products.
|Date of creation:||Apr 1998|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Universitaetsstrasse 16, D-86159 Augsburg, Germany|
Phone: +49 821 598 4060
Fax: +49 821 598 4217
Web page: http://www.wiwi.uni-augsburg.de/vwl/institut
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:aug:augsbe:0178. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dr. Albrecht Bossert)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.