5 R&D Collaboration and Start-ups
Book chapter, 2017

It is well known from previous studies that R&D collaboration is important to firms’ technological development, especially in business-to-business (B2B) markets. This includes empirical studies carried out in the Industrial Marketing and Purchasing (IMP) tradition focusing on the role and importance of interaction, business relationships and industrial networks (e.g. Baraldi, 2003; Baraldi, Gressetvold, & Harrison, 2012; Gressetvold, 2004; Håkansson, 1987; Håkansson & Waluszewski, 2002, 2007; Laage-Hellman, 1997; Wedin, 2001) as well as other types of innovation studies (e.g. McKelvey, Zaring, & Ljungberg, 2015; Melander, 2014; von Hippel, 1988). Innovation thus tends to be the outcome of interaction processes between different types of actors including, for example, selling and buying firms.

Author

Jens Laage-Hellman

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Maria Landqvist

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Frida Lind

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Starting up in business networks: Why relationships matter

139-170

Subject Categories

Other Engineering and Technologies

Business Administration

DOI

10.1057/978-1-137-52719-6_6

ISBN

978-1-137-52714-1

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Created

10/7/2017