Cross-border innovation cooperation

Partner selection, national borders and knowledge bases

Rannveig Edda Hjaltadóttir, Teemu Makkonen, Nils Karl Sørensen

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Resumé

Finding a suitable partner is paramount for the success of innovation cooperation. Thus, this paper sets out to analyse the determinants of cross-border innovation cooperation in Denmark by focusing on partner selection. The aim of the article is to investigate determinants of partner selection by taking the location of the partners into account. In particular, the discussion is tied to the notion of varying knowledge bases firms utilize in their innovation creation processes. Firm level data from the 2010 Community Innovation Survey in Denmark was utilized to analyse cross-border innovation cooperation patterns of Danish firms focusing on their choices of foreign innovation partners. The results indicate that firm size and research and development (R&D) intensity have a positive effect on firm’s propensity to cooperate on innovation and that having R&D activities abroad as well as high level of innovativeness increase the likelihood of cross-border innovation cooperation. Accordingly, geographical proximity to international borders is found to have a significant, positive effect on selecting partners within the European Union. The multivariate probit model shows that the decision of choosing a domestic innovation partner is independent of the choice of selecting a foreign partner while the decision between foreign partners from different locations is not. The results, however, do not provide support for the theory of knowledge bases influencing the location of innovation partners.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelGeographies of Growth : Innovations, Networks and Collaborations
RedaktørerCharlie Karlsson, Martin Andersson, Lina Bjerke
Udgivelses stedCheltenham
ForlagEdward Elgar Publishing
Publikationsdato2017
Sider330-353
Kapitel12
ISBN (Trykt)978 1 78536 059 6
ISBN (Elektronisk)978 1 78536 060 2
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2017
NavnNew Horizons in Regional Science

Fingeraftryk

Knowledge base
Partner selection
Cross-border
Innovation
Denmark
Multivariate probit
Geographical proximity
Firm-level data
European Union
Community Innovation Survey
R&D intensity
Probit model
Innovativeness
Propensity
Firm size

Citer dette

Hjaltadóttir, R. E., Makkonen, T., & Sørensen, N. K. (2017). Cross-border innovation cooperation: Partner selection, national borders and knowledge bases. I C. Karlsson, M. Andersson, & L. Bjerke (red.), Geographies of Growth : Innovations, Networks and Collaborations (s. 330-353). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. New Horizons in Regional Science https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785360602.00021
Hjaltadóttir, Rannveig Edda ; Makkonen, Teemu ; Sørensen, Nils Karl. / Cross-border innovation cooperation : Partner selection, national borders and knowledge bases. Geographies of Growth : Innovations, Networks and Collaborations. red. / Charlie Karlsson ; Martin Andersson ; Lina Bjerke. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017. s. 330-353 (New Horizons in Regional Science).
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Cross-border innovation cooperation : Partner selection, national borders and knowledge bases. / Hjaltadóttir, Rannveig Edda; Makkonen, Teemu; Sørensen, Nils Karl.

Geographies of Growth : Innovations, Networks and Collaborations. red. / Charlie Karlsson; Martin Andersson; Lina Bjerke. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017. s. 330-353 (New Horizons in Regional Science).

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