Trends and patterns in interfirm R & D networks in the global computer industry: An analysis of major developments, 1970-1999

J. Hagedoorn, M.M.A.H. Cloodt*, A.H.W.M. Roijakkers

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In the early 1970s, a few computer companies began to form partnerships with other firms in the international computer industry for the purpose of sharing research and development (R&D) resources. This trend did not take hold in a meaningful way until the beginning of the 1980s. Our study focuses on this particular sector because it represents a major industry in which interfirm R&D partnering occurs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)725-746
JournalBusiness History Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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