Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/24570
Authors: 
Schmidt, Tobias
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 07-018
Abstract: 
In this paper we analyse the decision of firms in the Canadian manufacturing sector to co-operate on innovation projects. Our focus is on the motives behind this decision and the firm characteristics, both general and with respect to innovation activities, which influence the motives for innovation co-operation. Using data from the Canadian Survey of Innovation 2005 we find that the factors influencing the decision to co-operate in order to access external knowledge are very similar to those influencing cost-sharing motives. We also show that public funding leads firms to cooperate in order to access external knowledge and R&D.
Subjects: 
Innovation Co-operation
Motives for Co-operation
Canadian Survey of Innovation
JEL: 
L22
O32
O31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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