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Review of Industrial Organization

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 163–191 | Cite as

A Comparison of National and International Innovation Cooperation in Five European Countries

  • Spyros Arvanitis
  • Thomas Bolli
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Abstract

This paper analyses the differences between national and international innovation cooperation in five European countries: Belgium, Germany, Norway, Portugal and Switzerland. We find that absorptive capacity, incoming spillovers, appropriability and risk-sharing are more important in an international context. Furthermore innovation performance is positively influenced by international cooperation, but remains unaffected by national cooperation. Despite the heterogeneity of the investigated countries, we find similar determinants and impacts of innovation cooperation.

Keywords

National innovation cooperation International innovation cooperation Innovation performance 

JEL Classification

O30 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.KOF Swiss Economic InstituteETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Economics DepartmentLancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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