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Obstacles of innovation and institutional support in the cooperation agreements: the Spanish case

Fernandez De Arroyabe Fernandez, Juan Carlos and Arranz, Nieves and Fernandez De Arroyabe Arranz, Marta (2019) 'Obstacles of innovation and institutional support in the cooperation agreements: the Spanish case.' European Journal of Innovation Management. ISSN 1460-1060

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The objective of this paper is to analyse the effects of obstacles and institutional factors on the cooperation for innovation. The collaboration between different types of organizations has been seen as a strategy that allows the firms to obtain reciprocal benefits, and that incentivises innovation. However, following D'Este et al. (2012) and Antonioli et al (2017), we assume that the decision to cooperate is perceived as a strategy to overcome the obstacles and barriers of the innovation process. We analyse these questions in the frame of the PITEC-2013 data that covers the period 2012-2013 and includes 5,461 Spanish innovative companies. Our results support that an important drive for the firm's cooperation is to overcome the obstacles of the innovation process. Moreover, the type of partner for cooperation is influenced by the different perception that those companies have on the obstacles to innovation. Additionally, our results contribute to the regional literature with new empirical evidence to characterize regions in terms of innovation. Such factors shed new light about the intensity of regional innovation and variables of the cooperation pattern.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cooperation agreements; Obstacles of Innovation; Incentives; Spanish firms.
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2019 14:45
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2021 13:16

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