R&D Cooperation and Firm Performance

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We analyse the impact of r
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1477-1492
JournalResearch Policy
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004

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R&D Cooperation and Firm Performance. / Belderbos, R.A.; Lokshin, B.; Carree, M.A.

In: Research Policy, Vol. 33, No. 10, 01.01.2004, p. 1477-1492.

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