Location and R&D alliances in the European ICT industry

Narula, Rajneesh and Santangelo, Grazia D. (2007). Location and R&D alliances in the European ICT industry. UNU-MERIT.

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  • Author Narula, Rajneesh
    Santangelo, Grazia D.
    Title Location and R&D alliances in the European ICT industry
    Publication Date 2007
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Abstract This paper shows empirically that in an intra-industry oligopolistic scenario the location of a firm's innovative activities plays an important role in determining its partner selection in R&D alliances. Such a role is mainly attributed to a strategic use of R&D alliances as a means to limit knowledge flows and protect competences, rather than to promote knowledge flows. By drawing on a novel dataset matching alliances and patent data for the European ICT industry, the econometric analysis shows that partners' prior co-location (at both national and sub-national regional level), previous ties and technological overlap matter in the choice of partner, while common nationality has a negative impact on alliance formation.
    Keyword Alliances
    Strategy
    Efficiency
    R&D location
    JEL D23
    F23
    O18
    O32
    R3
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2007
    ISSN 1871-9872
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