Innovation Cooperation and Innovation Activity of Slovenian Enterprises

LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance Discussion Paper No. 201/2008

23 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2008

See all articles by Andreja Jaklic

Andreja Jaklic

University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Economics

Jože P. Damijan

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia - Department of International Economics

Matija Rojec

University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Social Sciences

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

Innovation cooperation has been recognised as an important determinant of enterprises' innovation activity, productivity, and growth, and has recently become the subject of intensive research. We explore the importance of innovation cooperation for the innovation activity of Slovenian enterprises, what kind of innovation cooperation is the most productive for innovation activities, and whether the location and foreign ownership of innovation cooperation matters. Probit estimations confirmed external innovation cooperation as one of the most important incentives for innovation activity, after R&D spending. However, a significant influence was only confirmed for domestic and not for international innovation cooperation in general. The efficiency varies also by type of partners; while inter-firm innovation cooperation significantly increases the probability of innovation, this was not found regarding cooperation with universities and R&D institutes. The impact of innovation cooperation differs by distance; the contribution of EU partners to innovation activity was the highest (higher then that of domestic partners), while partners from other locations may even decrease the probability of innovation.

Keywords: innovation cooperation, innovation activity, foreign ownership, innovation partner, R&D

JEL Classification: D2, L2, O3

Suggested Citation

Jaklic, Andreja and Damijan, Joze P. and Rojec, Matija, Innovation Cooperation and Innovation Activity of Slovenian Enterprises (2008). LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance Discussion Paper No. 201/2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1107204 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1107204

Andreja Jaklic (Contact Author)

University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Economics ( email )

Kardeljeva ploscad 17
Ljubljana, 1000
Slovenia

Joze P. Damijan

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia - Department of International Economics ( email )

Kardeljeva ploscad 17
Ljubljana, 1000
Slovenia
+386 61 189 24 00 (Phone)
+386 61 189 26 98 (Fax)

Matija Rojec

University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Social Sciences ( email )

Kardeljeva ploscad 5
Ljubljana, 1000
Slovenia

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