Barge-Gil, Andrés (2011): Open strategies and innovation performance.
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Scholarly interest in the relationship between open strategies and innovation performance has been unfailing, and in recent years has even increased. The present paper focuses on inbound open strategies and reviews various approaches (transaction costs, competences, open innovation) dealing with firms´ decisions about these strategies. The different approaches result in different conclusions about the optimum level of openness. The different approaches are tested empirically taking account of the different degrees of openness (closed, semiopen, open, ultraopen) and their effects on sales of new–to-the-market products, and using a panel of Spanish firms from a CIS-type survey for 2004-2008. Our results show that closed and semiopen strategies are the most common among Spanish firms and that open strategies produce the best performance, while semiopen strategies are more effective than closed ones. These results hold across different subsamples based on firm size and industry, and are robust to different ways of defining the indicators and to different estimation methods.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Open strategies and innovation performance|
|Keywords:||open innovation strategies, collaboration, transaction costs, competences, CIS surveys, R&D, technology policy|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
|Depositing User:||Andrés Barge-Gil|
|Date Deposited:||05. Sep 2011 01:58|
|Last Modified:||18. Feb 2013 14:01|
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