Concubinage or Marriage? Informal and Formal Cooperations for Innovation


Bönte, Werner ; Keilbach, Max


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/123
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-1239
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2004
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: D21 L13 O31 O32 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Innovation
Abstract: Based on a sample of German inno innovating firms that contains information on formal and informal innovation cooperation between customers and suppliers, we state that firms perceive informal cooperation as being more important than formal cooperation modes. We then investigate the determinants of firms decisions to engage into the respective cooperation modes. In line with previous empirical work, we do not find much empirical evidence for the relevance of incoming spillovers. In addition, our results suggest that this finding holds as well for informal cooperations. A firms ability to protect its proprietary innovations, however, seems to be a key determinant of formal as well as informal cooperations. Furthermore absorptive capacity and the organizational structure of in-house R&D play an important role. Another relevant driver of vertical cooperations are the innovation dynamics at the he industry level. Firms who operate an R&D department and firms who are involved in costly R&D projects tend to cooperate formally rather than informally.
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