Title: Internal R&D expenditures and external technology sourcing
Authors: Veugelers, Reinhilde # ×
Issue Date: Oct-1997
Publisher: Elsevier science bv
Series Title: Research policy vol:26 issue:3 pages:303-315
Abstract: The paper examines the two-way relationship between external R&D activities and internal R&D expenditures on a cross-section of Flemish R&D active companies. The analysis extends the classical explanatory variables like size, diversification, ownership structure and technological opportunities to include the impact of various external sourcing strategies. R&D cooperation and to a lesser extent R&D contracted out are found to have a significant positive effect on internal R&D but only if the companies have absorptive capacity in the form of a full-time staffed R&D department. At the same time, firms are found to be more frequently engaged in R&D cooperation, the more they spend on internal R&D. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.
ISSN: 0048-7333
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (MSI), Leuven
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