KTH/CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation
Patrik Gustavsson Tingvall
Determinants of Firm R&D: The Role of Relationship-specific Interactions for R&D Spillovers
() and Andreas Poldahl
Abstract: Research and Development (R&D) is a key component behind
technological development and economic growth; therefore, understanding the
drivers of R&D is crucial. An interesting question is the role of
technology spillovers, transferred by trade, and their impact on firm R&D.
Here we analyze not only how international and domestic inter- and
intra-industry technology spillovers affect firm R&D but also the
relatively unexplored issue of how relationship-specific interactions
between buyer and seller affect such spillovers. We find international
technology spillovers to be larger and more significant than domestic
inter- and intra-industry spillovers. Moreover, relationship-specific
interactions between seller and buyer enhance technology spillovers in
general and international spillovers in particular.
Keywords: R&D; spillovers; imports; relationship-specific investments; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: L10; L60; O10; O30; (follow links to similar papers)
24 pages, June 3, 2011
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