publication . Article . 2016

University and inter-firm R&D collaborations: propensity and intensity of cooperation in Europe

Aristei, David; Vecchi, Michela; Venturini, Francesco;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Aug 2016
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
  • Country: Mauritius
Abstract
This paper investigates the determinants of firms’ decision to cooperate in R&D with universities and the intensity of the cooperation effort, in relation to the engagement in inter-firm R&D collaborations.\ud Using novel survey data for seven EU countries between 2007 and 2009, our analysis accounts for unobservable factors influencing R&D cooperation forms and addresses the main endogeneity issues. We find that internal knowledge, appropriability conditions and incoming spillovers explain large variation in the probability and in the intensity of R&D collaborations of European firms with universities (and comparably with unaffiliated companies).
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