Searching Low and High: What Types of Firms Use Universities as a Source of Innovation?

Keld Laursen, Ammon Salter

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    This paper examines the factors that influence whether firms draw from universities in their innovative activities. The link between the universities and industrial innovation, and the role of different search strategies in influencing the propensity of firms to use universities is explored. The results suggest that firms who adopt "open" search strategies and invest in R&D are more likely than other firms to draw from universities, indicating that managerial choice matters in shaping the propensity of firms to draw from universities.
    UdgiverCopenhagen Business School, CBS
    Antal sider28
    ISBN (Trykt)8778731496
    StatusUdgivet - 1 dec. 2003
    NavnDRUID Working Paper


    • University-industry links
    • Innovation
    • External search strategies