Collaboration strategies and technological innovation : a contractual perspective of the relationship between firms and techonological centers
Rialp Criado, Àlex (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa)
Rialp Criado, Josep (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa)
Santamaría Sánchez, Lluís (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Empresa

Publicación: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa 2001
Resumen: In this paper, a theoretical framework for analyzing the selection of governance structures for implementing collaboration agreements between firms and Technological Centers is presented and empirically discussed. This framework includes Transaction Costs and Property Rights' theoretical assumptions, though complemented with several proposals coming from the Transactional Value Theory. This last theory is used for adding some dynamism in the governance structure selection. As empirical evidence of this theoretical explanation, we analyse four real experiences of collaboration between firms and one Technological Center. These experiences are aimed to represent the typology of relationships which Technological Centers usually face. Among others, a key interesting result is obtained: R&D collaboration activities do not need to always be organized through hierarchical solutions. In those cases where future expected benefits and/or reputation issues could play an important role, the traditional more static theories could not fully explain the selected governance structure for managing the R&D relationship. As a consequence, these results justify further research about the adequacy of the theoretical framework presented in this paper in other contexts, for example, R&D collaborations between firms and/or between Universities or Public Research Centers and firms.
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Lengua: Anglès.
Colección: Documents de treball
Colección: Document de treball (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa) ; 01/1
Documento: workingPaper
Materia: Concentració industrial ; Empreses ; Innovacions tecnològiques

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