For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), R&D cooperation with sources of external knowledge is becoming increasingly essential for fostering innovation activities. This paper investigates the effects of collaboration on innovation by considering four different partner types: competitors, customers, suppliers, Universities and Government laboratories. Using firm-level data from the Community Innovation Survey for the years 2006-2008 (CIS 2008) and applying a Heckman probit model with sample selection, we analyse the determinants of cooperation and innovation probabilities for each type of partner. Results show that internal and external R&D acquisitions, public financial support, as well as belonging to a scientific sector or to a business group are significant determinants of the partners’choice for collaboration, although with different magnitude across various types of collaborations.

Barzi, F., Cortelezzi, F., Marseguerra, G., Zoia, M., Cooperative innovationEvidence from Italian firms, <<Contributi di Ricerca in Econometria e Matematica>>, 2012; 2012 (3): 1-42 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/36343]

Cooperative innovation Evidence from Italian firms

Barzi, Federica;Cortelezzi, Flavia;Marseguerra, Giovanni;Zoia, Maria
2012

Abstract

For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), R&D cooperation with sources of external knowledge is becoming increasingly essential for fostering innovation activities. This paper investigates the effects of collaboration on innovation by considering four different partner types: competitors, customers, suppliers, Universities and Government laboratories. Using firm-level data from the Community Innovation Survey for the years 2006-2008 (CIS 2008) and applying a Heckman probit model with sample selection, we analyse the determinants of cooperation and innovation probabilities for each type of partner. Results show that internal and external R&D acquisitions, public financial support, as well as belonging to a scientific sector or to a business group are significant determinants of the partners’choice for collaboration, although with different magnitude across various types of collaborations.
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Barzi, F., Cortelezzi, F., Marseguerra, G., Zoia, M., Cooperative innovationEvidence from Italian firms, <>, 2012; 2012 (3): 1-42 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/36343]
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