How Do Firms Develop Capabilities for Scientific Disclosure?

Markus Simeth, Stephane Lhuillery

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Many profit-oriented companies publish research outcomes in scientific literature. However, very few studies have focused on the capabilities that enable firms to engage in scientific disclosure with consequent potential benefits for the firm. We propose that specific investments are required in order to engage in scientific disclosure activities, since the disclosure process requires distinctive capabilities. This paper empirically analyses the relationship between the composition of industrial research labs’ personnel, basic research and scientific disclosure capabilities. Our econometric analysis provides evidence that scientific disclosure requires specific human resource allocations, which supports the view that scientific disclosure is not just a by-product of standard R&D activities.
TidsskriftResearch Policy
Udgave nummer7
Sider (fra-til)1283-1295
Antal sider13
StatusUdgivet - sep. 2015
Udgivet eksterntJa


  • R&D capabilities
  • Scientific disclosure
  • Basic research
  • Team composition
  • Appropriation