Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorHarhoff, Dietmaren_US
dc.contributor.authorMueller, Elisabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorVan Reenen, Johnen_US
dc.description.abstractInnovation processes within corporations increasingly tap into international technology sources, yet little is known about the relative contribution of different types of innovation channels. We investigate the effectiveness of different types of international technology sourcing activities using survey information on German companies complemented with information from the European Patent Office. German firms with inventors based in the US disproportionately benefit from R&D knowledge located in the US. The positive influence on total factor productivity is larger if the research of the inventors results in co-applications of patents with US companies. Moreover, research cooperation with American suppliers also enables German firms to better tap into US R&D, but cooperation with customers and competitors does not appear to aid technology sourcing. The results suggest that the brain drain to the US can have upsides for corporations tapping into American know-how.en_US
dc.publisher|aFrankfurt School of Finance & Management |cFrankfurt, M.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aWorking Paper Series, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management |x187en_US
dc.subject.keywordtechnology sourcingen_US
dc.subject.keywordknowledge spilloversen_US
dc.subject.keywordopen innovationen_US
dc.titleWhat are the channels for technology sourcing? Panel data evidence from German companiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US

Files in This Item:
196.92 kB

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.