Fit and complementarity : cognitive distance and combined competence as predictors of co-operative R&D projects' outcomes in Europe


Zibell, Laurent ; Allen, Peter M.


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/2596
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-25969
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2009
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: M14 L24 L25 O32 O31 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Deutschland , Großbritannien , Frankreich , Forschungskooperation , Industrieforschung , Erfolgsfaktor , Kognition , Kompetenz
Keywords (English): Cognitive distance , Competence , Capability , Cooperation , R&D
Abstract: This article considers cognitive distance and combined competence as predictors of concrete outcomes in co-operative Research and Development projects. The operationalisation is based upon a dedicated survey, answered by matched pairs of projects managers in partnering organisations, addressing technical and scientific competence, R&D management competence and cultural features. Empirical validation was performed on 92 projects based in France, Germany and the United Kingdom in the industry of electronics and telecommunications equipment. Selected dimensions of the cognitive distance and of combined competence being developed appear to be better predictors of concrete project outcomes than geographic distance, differences in organisation size or in legal status.
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Zibell, Laurent ; Allen, Peter M. (2009) Fit and complementarity : cognitive distance and combined competence as predictors of co-operative R&D projects' outcomes in Europe. Open Access [Working paper]
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