How does cooperative innovation affect innovation performance? Evidence from Chinese firms

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)939-956
Journal / PublicationTechnology Analysis and Strategic Management
Volume25
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

Abstract

This paper explores the impact of different cooperation networks upon their cooperative innovation effect (CIE) and innovation performance, and examined the relationship between the CIE and the innovation performance of firms. Some interesting findings appear. First, the findings indicate that there are significant and positive relationships between the seven cooperation networks and the CIE of firms, of which the internal cooperation network has the most significant and positive impact on their CIE. Second, the findings also reveal that there are significant and positive relationships between the six cooperation networks, except firm-government cooperation (FGC) and the innovation performance of firms. Third, contrary to some studies from developed countries, the results reveal that FGC does not demonstrate any significant impact on the innovation performance of firms. These results enrich and supplement the current understanding of the relationships between cooperation networks and innovation performance. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

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  • cooperation network, cooperative innovation, innovation performance