Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104471
Authors: 
Wagner, Stefan
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Papers in Business Administration 2006-16
Abstract: 
Among the most prominent theoretical frameworks dealing with the economic underlyings of firms’ make-or-buy decisions are Transaction Cost Economics (TCE) and the Resourced Based View (RBV). Relying on panel data covering 107 European firms over eight years I test predictions from both TCE and RBV with regard to the outsourcing of patent related services simultaneously. Modelling the share of outsourced patent applications in a Negative Binomial Panel Regression Model I find joint explanatory power of both approaches. My findings support previous literature arguing for an integration of TCE and RBV to a comprehensive theoretical framework of firms make-or-buy decisions.
Subjects: 
outsourcing
patent attorney
make-or-buy
negative binomial panel regression
JEL: 
L24
L22
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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