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dc.contributor.authorPeukert, Christianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-26en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T14:14:10Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-31T14:14:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54974-
dc.description.abstractFlexibility in response to competitive pressure from globalized markets and increasingly individualized customer desires has become vital for firms. A common strategy to address this challenge is to employ a dynamic concept of organization and reach beyond the boundaries of the firm. Accordingly, technology transfer from providers of knowledge intensive business services attracts more and more attention. In this context we focus on external supply of information technology and client-side innovation. The aim of this paper is to contribute to resolving an empirical puzzle arising from the prior literature. Some authors find beneficial effects of IT outsourcing, others underline that firms often fail to achieve expected strategic goals. Our stylized theoretical model combines a knowledge production function framework and transaction cost economics. We hypothesize that the right balance between internal and external knowledge is critical for innovation. The empirical application is German firm-level data covering a wide range of industries from 2003 to 2006. Our results largely support the theoretical arguments and suggest a positive linear relationship between the level of outsourcing and process innovation. For product innovation we find a hump-shape.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) |cMannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aZEW Discussion Papers |x11-082en_US
dc.subject.jelL24en_US
dc.subject.jelD23en_US
dc.subject.jelO31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordknowledge production functionen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransaction cost economicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordproduct innovationen_US
dc.subject.keywordprocess innovationen_US
dc.subject.keywordKIBSen_US
dc.subject.keywordIT outsourcingen_US
dc.subject.keywordZEW ICT surveyen_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwInformationstechniken_US
dc.subject.stwOutsourcingen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnologietransferen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensdienstleistungen_US
dc.subject.stwWissenen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktionsfunktionen_US
dc.subject.stwTransaktionskostenen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleExternal technology supply and client-side innovationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn684262924en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:11082-

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