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Collaborative agreements and R&D intensity

  • Olivier Mortehan
  • Bruno Van Pottelsberghe

This paper provides evidence showing that collaborative agreements in the IT industry contribute to decrease the R&D intensity of the largest firms. This is particularly true for acquisitions (as opposed to alliances, consortia and joint ventures) and for the mixed agreements (i.e. with a sales, marketing and technological content).

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Paper provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its series Working Papers CEB with number 05-007.RS.

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Length: 5 p.
Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:sol:wpaper:05-007
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  1. Bruno Van Pottelsberghe & Olivier Mortehan, 2006. "Collaborative agreements and R&D intensity," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/6203, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  2. Olivier Mortehan, 2004. "The Role of Firms Collaborative Agreements in the I.T. Industry Transformation," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/49334, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  3. Duysters Geert & Hagedoorn John, 1997. "Technological convergence in the IT industry : the role of strategic technology alliances and technological competencies," Research Memorandum 010, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
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