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Problemy dzielenia się wiedzą w poziomej współpracy badawczo-rozwojowej

Karbowski, Adam (2015): Problemy dzielenia się wiedzą w poziomej współpracy badawczo-rozwojowej. Published in: Organizacja i Kierowanie , Vol. 168, (2015): pp. 107-122.

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Intensive development of inter-firm R&D cooperation since the mid 1980s led to the crystallization of various forms of inter-firm R&D cooperation. Particularly important from the market structure perspective and the pace of innovation introduction to the marketplace is horizontal R&D cooperation, i.e. the R&D cooperation of competitors. Horizontal R&D cooperation is however hampered by the existence of the conflict of incentives to share technical knowledge with market rivals. In the literature one may find formal and legally-based solutions to the problem of incentives, i.e. know-how contracting, know-how licensing and debt financing of R&D projects. In the following paper the new solution to the sketched out problem of incentives is suggested. The cooperating firms can alleviate the problem through the choice of fixed cost of setting up the collaboration. The fixed cost constitutes the important strategic measure that can be used by managers to stabilize the horizontal R&D cooperation.

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