Searching Low and High

What Types of Firms Use Universities as a Source of Innovation?

Keld Laursen, Ammon Salter

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherCopenhagen Business School, CBS
    Number of pages28
    ISBN (Print)8778731496
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
    SeriesDRUID Working Paper
    Number03-16

    Keywords

    • University-industry links
    • Innovation
    • External search strategies

    Cite this

    Laursen, K., & Salter, A. (2003). Searching Low and High: What Types of Firms Use Universities as a Source of Innovation? Frederiksberg: Copenhagen Business School, CBS. DRUID Working Paper, No. 03-16
    Laursen, Keld ; Salter, Ammon. / Searching Low and High : What Types of Firms Use Universities as a Source of Innovation?. Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS, 2003. (DRUID Working Paper; No. 03-16).
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    Laursen, K & Salter, A 2003 'Searching Low and High: What Types of Firms Use Universities as a Source of Innovation?' Copenhagen Business School, CBS, Frederiksberg.

    Searching Low and High : What Types of Firms Use Universities as a Source of Innovation? / Laursen, Keld; Salter, Ammon.

    Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS, 2003.

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