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Technology Policy and Co-operative R&D: - the role of relational research capacity

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Evolutionary theories of technological change and industrial dynamics give primaryimportance to interaction between heterogeneous agents, endowed withcomplementary assets and competencies. Accordingly, support to co-operative R&Dis central to technology policy, as a mean for increasing system connectivity,triggering virtuous cycles of learning and promoting variety. The paper investigatesthe “chemistry of technological co-operation”, relating its effectiveness and results tothe partners’ relational research capacity, i.e. their ability to evaluate, integrate,process and exploit knowledge flows generated by the interaction.A functional specification for the relational research capacity is proposed and itsproperties are investigated. The formal analysis works as a guideline for the statementof research hypothesis related to the effectiveness of co-operative R&D programmes,to be tested on empirical grounds.

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Lucia Cusmano

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8083

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