Firm Strategies in R&D: Cooperation and Participation in R&D Programs

36 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2004

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Isabel Busom

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Andrea Fernández Ribas

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Date Written: April 2004

Abstract

This paper presents empirical evidence on firms' decisions to cooperate in R&D and the extent to which government sponsored R&D programs increase cooperation. Using a sample of firms from the Spanish innovation survey we jointly estimate the determinants of firm participation in R&D programs and of choice of cooperation partners. We find that (i) firms participating in national and European programs have different profiles, suggesting program complementarity; (ii) private-private and public-private cooperation are associated on average with firms with different characteristics, and (iii) national R&D programs seem to have a positive effect on all types of cooperation, but especially on public-private partnerships.

Keywords: R&D, vertical cooperation, public-private partnerships, innovation

JEL Classification: O31, O38, H32, C25

Suggested Citation

Busom, Isabel and Fernández Ribas, Andrea, Firm Strategies in R&D: Cooperation and Participation in R&D Programs (April 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=534283 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.534283

Isabel Busom (Contact Author)

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona ( email )

Departament d'Economia Aplicada
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Spain
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Andrea Fernández Ribas

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ( email )

Departamento de Economía Aplicada
Bellaterra, Barcelona 08193
Spain
93 5811680 (Phone)
93 5812292 (Fax)

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