Technology partnership portfolios and firm innovation performance: Further evidence

Martin Carree, Boris Lokshin, Harold Alvarez Alvarez

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Abstract

Firms may cooperate in R&D with various types of partners to boost their innovative performance. We model the optimal partnership portfolio breadth and empirically test the model on a panel of Dutch manufacturing firms. We confirm earlier evidence of a curvilinear relationship between breadth of R&D cooperation and a firm's innovation performance. Two firm-specific factors, firm size and R&D-intensity, moderate this relationship. Small and low R&D-intensive firms tend to benefit more from embarking on R&D cooperation compared to large and/or R&D-intensive counterparts, but such benefits also tend to reduce more quickly when the number of types of cooperation partners increases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Engineering and Technology Management
Volume54
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • R&D partnering
  • innovation performance
  • open innovation
  • ALLIANCE PORTFOLIOS
  • RESEARCH-AND-DEVELOPMENT
  • ALLOCATION
  • Innovation performance
  • COLLABORATION
  • EMPIRICAL-EVIDENCE
  • CONSTRAINTS
  • DIVERSITY
  • EXPERIENCE
  • Open innovation
  • ABSORPTIVE-CAPACITY
  • DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION

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