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Cooperative research and firm performance

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  • Reka Horvath

    () (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Departament d'Economia i d'Historia Economica)

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The aim of this paper is to provide a microeconometric analysis of the impact of research joint venture participation on productivity, using a large panel of around 6200 firms. The findings of the theoretical literature on this topic are ambiguous and there are very few empirical papers analyzing this problem. I find evidence that participation in research consortia increases productivity.

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  • Reka Horvath, 2001. "Cooperative research and firm performance," IEHAS Discussion Papers 0108, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
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    Keywords

    research joint ventures; firm performance; productivity;

    JEL classification:

    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity

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