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dc.contributor.authorBolli, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.authorWoerter, Martinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-06T15:41:07Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-06T15:41:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.pidoi:10.3929/ethz-a-006353312en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/50399-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the relationship between competition and R&D cooperation with universities and competitors. Our simple model predicts that more competitors reduce the incentives for horizontal cooperation as it diminishes the gains from collusion. Assuming that the value of synergies and spillovers created by cooperation depends on competition intensity reveals two distinct and opposing incentives for cooperation. While synergies foster R&D cooperation, spillovers may hinder cooperation. We mainly hypothesize that university cooperation corresponds to product innovation and hence quality competition, while horizontal cooperation lead to process innovations and therefore relates to price competition. We test these hypotheses based on Swiss firm-level panel data controlling for simultaneity of cooperation decisions and endogeneity of competition. Our empirical analysis supports the relevance of distinguishing between competition dimensions and cooperation partners, respectively. We find that price competition matters for both university and horizontal cooperation and it takes the form of an inverted U-shape. On the contrary, quality competition only matters for university cooperation and the relationship shows a U-form. Moreover we see that the number of principal competitors is significantly related only to cooperation between competitors and the relationship shows an inverted U-form. Hence, markets with a medium number of competitors are more receptive for horizontal cooperation. In sum these findings advance our understanding of the relationship between innovation and competition policy.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKOF Zürichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKOF working papers // KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich 275en_US
dc.subject.jelO3en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordinnovation cooperationen_US
dc.subject.keyworduniversity cooperationen_US
dc.subject.keywordhorizontal cooperationen_US
dc.subject.keywordnumber of competitorsen_US
dc.subject.keywordprice competitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordquality competitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordsynergyen_US
dc.subject.keywordknowledge spilloveren_US
dc.subject.keywordcollusionen_US
dc.subject.stwForschungskooperationen_US
dc.subject.stwWissenstransferen_US
dc.subject.stwPreiswettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwNichtpreiswettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwWettbewerbspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwSchweizen_US
dc.titleCompetition and R&D cooperation with universities and competitorsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn654820562en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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