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dc.contributor.authorEffelsberg, Martinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-30en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-05T12:00:34Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-05T12:00:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/56600-
dc.description.abstractA rising competitive pressure for innovations comes along with an increasing number of companies and public research facilities that include external sources of information into the innovation process. This trend towards an open innovation process can be verified empirically. External R&D expenditures are those invested in R&D activities outside the firm's boundaries, e. g. license fees, research assignments or collaborations with public research institutes and companies. Investments in external R&D allow fast adaptations within the innovation process in case of changing market trends or radical innovations. Furthermore, opening up the innovation process simplifies an integration of required know-how from another industry. Altogether, the flexibility of innovation can be increased without an expansion of a company's own capacities. Beside the trend of integrating knowledge from outside the firm's boundaries, an increasing internationalization of R&D can be observed in several branches. Hence, this article examines the following questions: Which factors determine the absorptive capacity of national economies? How can these factors be operationalized and how can an adequate framework be developed to increase national absorptive capacity?en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherOrdnungsPolitisches Portal (OPO)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOrdnungspolitische Diskurse 2011-04en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordinnovation systemsen_US
dc.subject.keywordabsorptive capacityen_US
dc.subject.keywordtheoryen_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwForschungskooperationen_US
dc.subject.stwWissenstransferen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnologietransferen_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleMeasuring absorptive capacity of national innovation systemsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn689536151en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:opodis:201104-
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