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Searching low and high - what types of firms use universities as a source of innovation?

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AbstractThis paper examines the factors that influence whether firms draw from universities in theirinnovative activities. The link between the universities and industrial innovation, and the role ofdifferent 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 morelikely than other firms to draw from universities, indicating that managerial choice matters inshaping the propensity of firms to draw from universities.Key words: University-industry links, innovation, external search strategiesJEL Codes: C25, C42, O31, O32

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Keld Laursen, Ammon Salter

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7260

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