R&D partnership portfolios and the inflow of technological knowledge

H.T.W. Frankort, J. Hagedoorn, W.A. Letterie

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Abstract

This article links research on parallel search and joint R&D to contribute a portfolio perspective to the study of knowledge flows within interfirm R&D partnerships. In a longitudinal analysis of firms engaged in R&D partnerships relating to information technology between 1975 and 1999, we show that the size of a firm's R&D partnership portfolio and its share of novel partners both have an inverted U-shaped effect on the inflow of technological knowledge from the firm's R&D partners. We also show how these direct effects vary as a function of the level of technological uncertainty within the portfolio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-537
Number of pages31
JournalIndustrial and Corporate Change
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

Keywords

  • C23
  • D22
  • D83
  • L14
  • O32
  • COUNT DATA MODELS
  • STRATEGIC ALLIANCES
  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
  • PATENT CITATIONS
  • INTERORGANIZATIONAL COLLABORATION
  • FIRM PERFORMANCE
  • SOCIAL-STRUCTURE
  • INNOVATION
  • PATTERNS
  • INDUSTRY

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