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The role of national and regional-level innovation programs in stimulating international cooperation in innovation
International Journal of Technology Management (2009)
  • Andrea Fernandez-Ribas, Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus
  • Philip Shapira
Abstract

Innovation programmes have direct and indirect effects on enterprise strategies. In this paper we argue that national and regional programmes, not necessarily designed to increase international links, indirectly leverage international collaborative innovation, by providing additional funding, experience in domestic collaboration, and learning about public funding application rules. Our empirical findings confirm a positive (but small) influence of domestic-level programmes on the probability that a firm develops innovation with foreign partners. Implications for policy are multiple, including the need to consider systemic measures of innovation when evaluating the impacts of innovation programmes on firm’s behaviour.

Keywords
  • R&D,
  • international cooperation,
  • innovation policy,
  • evaluation.
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Andrea Fernandez-Ribas and Philip Shapira. "The role of national and regional-level innovation programs in stimulating international cooperation in innovation" International Journal of Technology Management Vol. 34 Iss. 4 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/afribas/1/