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dc.contributor.authorWörter, Martinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-06T15:39:58Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-06T15:39:58Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.pidoi:10.3929/ethz-a-005510829en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/50340-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates empirically different ways to organize R&D within Swiss firms. Based on a longitudinal data set comprising three cross-sections (1999, 2002, and 2005) of the Swiss innovation survey, four different types of R&D strategies were identified: firms combine in-house R&D with R&D co-operations (coop), or in-house R&D with external R&D (buy), or they conduct in-house R&D, external R&D and R&D co-operations (mixed), or they exclusively rely on in-house R&D (make). It is the aim of this paper to understand what drives firms to apply different strategies. Based on econometric estimations controlling for correlations between the dependent variables and endogeneity among the independent variables it was found that concepts related to the absorptive capacity, incoming spillovers and appropriability, the importance of different knowledge resources, the competitive environment, costs and skill aspects as well as technological uncertainty are essential factors that determine a firm's decision to choose a specific way to organize R&D.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKOF Zürichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKOF working papers // Konjunkturforschungsstelle, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich 184en_US
dc.subject.jelO30en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordResearch and Developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordR&D Co-operationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordEmpirical Analysis (Firm Panel)en_US
dc.subject.keywordR&D Strategiesen_US
dc.subject.stwIndustrielle Forschungen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmenskooperationen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensorganisationen_US
dc.subject.stwSchweizen_US
dc.titleDriving forces for research and development strategies: An empirical analysis based on firm-level panel dataen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn583341578en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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