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The role of openness in explaining innovation performance in a regional context

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dc.contributor.author D'Ambrosio, Anna
dc.contributor.author Gabriele, Roberto
dc.contributor.author Schiavone, Francesco
dc.contributor.author Villasalero, Manuel
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-24T14:07:19Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-24T14:07:19Z
dc.date.issued 2016-10
dc.identifier.citation The Journal of Technology Transfer, 42(2), 389-408. es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 0892-9912
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10578/11053
dc.description.abstract We investigate the role of search strategy in shaping firms´ innovation performance. Firms use a wide range of external actors and sources to help them achieve and sustain innovation. In particular, the extension (breadth) and the relevance (depth) of such sources determine firms? ability to extract and exploit knowledge and new ideas and, thus, to be innovative. Using a sample of firms in a regional context active in RD, we built separate measures of breadth and depth for local (on a regional scale) and global (outside the regional context) search. This allows us to investigate whether localized or global knowledge spillovers are in place. We find that a wider set of partners increases coordination costs, while greater depth in search strategies contributes to innovation. We find that a more diversified search strategy at the local level (greater breadth of search) results in significant payoffs in terms of innovation, while diversifying the partnership with Italian partners has a smaller, although still positive, effect. In contrast, the benefits of depth of innovation are greatest at the global level. In addition, a broader set of information sources for RD projects has a significant positive effect on innovation. Finally, firms that resort to RD subsidies are less innovative. es_ES
dc.format application/pdf es_ES
dc.language.iso en es_ES
dc.publisher Springer es_ES
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess es_ES
dc.subject Firms es_ES
dc.subject Research and innovation es_ES
dc.subject Empresas es_ES
dc.subject Investigación y desarrollo es_ES
dc.title The role of openness in explaining innovation performance in a regional context es_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article es_ES
dc.identifier.DOI 10.1007/s10961-016-9501-8

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