Growth patterns in R&D partnerships: an exploratory statistical study

J. Hagedoorn*, H.L. van Kranenburg

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This paper offers the first statistical analysis of the long-term movement in inter-firm partnerships during the period 1960–1998. Our analysis indicates a growth pattern in r&d partnering that is largely of a non-stationary nature, caused by fluctuations during the last 10 years of this time series. The further analysis of specific groups of these r&d partnerships reveals that the patterns for so-called high-tech sectors, for the leading industrial nations and for the contractual r&d partnerships follow the overall movement of these partnerships.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-531
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial Organization
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003

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