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Collaborative R&D as a strategy to attenuate financing constraints

Dirk Czarnitzki and Hanna Hottenrott ()

No 12-049, ZEW Discussion Papers from ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Abstract: The ability of firms to establish R&D collaborations that combine resources, exploit complementary know-how, and internalize R&D externalities has been shown to be of high importance for the successful creation and implementation of new knowledge. We argue in this article that collaborative R&D may not only be beneficial in terms of appropriability of returns to R&D investment, access to the partner's knowledge base and the exploitation of scale and scope in R&D, but that it may also be a strategy to cope with financing constraints for R&D. Studying panel data we show that collaboration with science alleviates liquidity constraints for research. Horizontal collaboration reduces liquidity constraints for both research as well as R and D. Vertical collaboration has no such effects.

Keywords: Collaborative Research; Industry-Science Links; Research and Development; Liquidity Constraints; Innovation Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O31 O32 O38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-com, nep-ino, nep-knm and nep-sbm
Date: 2012
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