R&D Spillovers Through Rjv Cooperation
20 Pages Posted: 18 Aug 2020
Date Written: August 1, 2020
We investigate the dimensions through which R&D spillovers are propagated across firms via cooperation through Research Joint Ventures (RJVs). We build on the framework developed by Bloom et al. (2013) which considers the opposing effects of technology spillovers and product market rivalry, and extend it to account for RJVs. Our main findings are that the adverse effects of product market rivalry are mitigated if firms cooperate in RJVs and that R&D spending is reduced among technologically close RJV participants.
Keywords: Market value, patents, R&D, Research Joint Ventures, Spillovers
JEL Classification: K21, L24, L44, O32
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