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The impacta of international research joint ventures on SMEs performance

Barajas, Ascensión and Huergo Orejas, Elena and Moreno Martín, Lourdes (2012) The impacta of international research joint ventures on SMEs performance. [Working Paper or Technical Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The objective of the present study is to analyse the effect of technological cooperation on SMEs performance consideringtwo dimensions: technological and economic results. For that purpose, we use a data set containing information about participants in research joint ventures supported by the SME-specific measures of the sixth Framework Programme. Empirical evidence corroborates a direct and positive impact on technological assets of participants. On the part of the economic indicators, EBITDA per employee and sales are positively influenced by the improvement of technological background. The same results are found for productivity. All those effects are effective in the medium term, confirming that SMEs use to be involved in market-oriented R&D projects.

Item Type:Working Paper or Technical Report
Additional Information:J.E.L. Classification: H81, L2, O3. The authors benefit from presentations at the CONCORD 2011 (Sevilla) and at the Seminar at the Department of Applied Economics II (Universitat de València), and especially from suggestions by Bronwyn Hall and Juan Mañez. All errors are ours. This research has been partially funded by the CICYT project ECO2010-19847.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Research joint ventures, SMEs, Impact assessment
Subjects:Social sciences > Economics > Industrial organization
Social sciences > Economics > Industrial management
Social sciences > Economics > Business enterprises
Series Name:UNSPECIFIED
Volume:UNSPECIFIED
Number:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:14490
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