Determining the effects of open innovation: the role of knowledge and geographical spillovers

2017-11-28T11:48:51Z (GMT) by Angela Triguero Sara Fernández
<p>Determining the effects of open innovation: the role of knowledge and geographical spillovers. <i>Regional Studies</i>. This paper examines the influence of open-innovation strategies and knowledge spillovers on innovative performance on a large sample of Spanish manufacturing firms during 1998–2013. Although most open-innovation strategies positively influence innovation, some differences are found depending on the search innovative strategy: technological collaboration with universities, providers, and external research and development (R&D) advice have a positive effect, while collaborations with customers and competitors are not significant. Finally, the paper confirms the positive effects of involuntary knowledge spillovers only for product innovation and of R&D neighbours in the same sector; and the negative effect of R&D neighbours in other sectors.</p>