The paper analyses the relationship between the perception of barriers to innovation and the firm’s propensity to cooperate to mitigate their effect. First, we look at whether cooperation with research organizations or private firms is associated with experiencing different types of barriers, for example, financial constraints, lack of human capital or uncertain market demand. Second, we test whether experiencing several types of barriers simultaneously has a super-modular effect on the propensity to cooperate tout court, and the choice of cooperation partner. We find that having to face a single, specific constraint leads to firms ‘sharing the pain’ with cooperation partners—both research organization and other firms. However, the results of a super-modularity test show that having to cope with different barriers is a deterrent to establishing cooperation agreements, especially when firms lack finance, adequate skills and information on technology or markets. The paper adds to the innovation literature by identifying the factors associated with firms’ coping with different barriers by applying a selective cooperation strategy. © 2020 Springer Nature

Pain shared, pain halved? Cooperation as a coping strategy for innovation barriers / Antonioli, Davide; Marzucchi, Alberto; Savona, Maria. - In: THE JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER. - ISSN 1573-7047. - 42:(2017), pp. 841-864. [10.1007/s10961-016-9545-9]

Pain shared, pain halved? Cooperation as a coping strategy for innovation barriers

Savona, Maria
2017

Abstract

The paper analyses the relationship between the perception of barriers to innovation and the firm’s propensity to cooperate to mitigate their effect. First, we look at whether cooperation with research organizations or private firms is associated with experiencing different types of barriers, for example, financial constraints, lack of human capital or uncertain market demand. Second, we test whether experiencing several types of barriers simultaneously has a super-modular effect on the propensity to cooperate tout court, and the choice of cooperation partner. We find that having to face a single, specific constraint leads to firms ‘sharing the pain’ with cooperation partners—both research organization and other firms. However, the results of a super-modularity test show that having to cope with different barriers is a deterrent to establishing cooperation agreements, especially when firms lack finance, adequate skills and information on technology or markets. The paper adds to the innovation literature by identifying the factors associated with firms’ coping with different barriers by applying a selective cooperation strategy. © 2020 Springer Nature
Pain shared, pain halved? Cooperation as a coping strategy for innovation barriers / Antonioli, Davide; Marzucchi, Alberto; Savona, Maria. - In: THE JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER. - ISSN 1573-7047. - 42:(2017), pp. 841-864. [10.1007/s10961-016-9545-9]
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