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Determinants influencing the choice of a cooperation partner

Uwe Cantner () and Andreas Meder ()

No 20/2006, Jenaer Schriften zur Wirtschaftswissenschaft (Expired!) from Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, School of of Economics and Business Administration

Abstract: This paper provides empirical tests of hypotheses of cooperative behavior provided by evolutionary approaches in the resource-based view of the firm. The influences of "technological proximity", individual incentives to cooperate and managerial tools to the choice of research partner are analyzed. Using German patent data we can show the positive influence of those three determinants. The results of this paper confirm theories dealing with the path-dependency of research activities.

Keywords: innovation; resource-based view of the firm; cooperation; technological proximity; organizational know-how (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C30 L14 O32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006-06-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-cbe, nep-evo, nep-ino, nep-mic, nep-soc and nep-tid
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