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Cooperation in Innovative Efforts: a Survey of the Literature

Cooperation in Innovative Efforts: a Survey of the Literature

Freire, João Augusto F. ; Gonçalves, Eduardo ;

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A importância da cooperação como força motriz da inovação é assunto amplamente estudado. Configurações cooperativas constituem potenciais plataformas a transmissão indireta e direta de conhecimento. O objetivo deste artigo é sintetizar as contribuições dos principais trabalhos que tratam da cooperação voltada para a inovação, enfatizando os efeitos de configurações específicas de acordo com suas estruturas de governança, os motivos para cooperar e as caraterísticas de parceiros, o porte das firmas envolvidas, o contexto regional e o estágio de desenvolvimento da economia onde acontece a cooperação. No geral, a cooperação é uma configuração organizacional que almeja compartilhar e difundir conhecimento. A maior parte das evidências analisadas neste trabalho apontam para um efeito positivo da cooperação no desempenho de inovação das firmas. Salvo raras exceções, esta correlação positiva ocorre principalmente em estudos de caso de setores de elevada intensidade tecnológica concentrados em regiões geográficas pequenas.

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The importance of cooperation as a mechanism leading to innovation has been widely examined.¬¬ Cooperative settings are potential platforms for indirect as well as direct transmission of knowledge. The aim of this article is to synthesize the contributions of the main papers dealing with innovation cooperation, while emphasizing the effects of cooperative settings according to their different governance structures, the reasons to cooperate and partner's characteristics, firm size, the regional context, and the stage of development of a country's economy. In general, cooperation is an organizational setting that determines the sharing of knowledge and its diffusion. Great part of the empirical evidence analyzed here points to a positive effect of cooperation on innovation performance. However, although there are exceptions, this positive correlation is found most often in case studies of technology-intensive sectors in small regions

Palavras-chave: inovação cooperativa; estrutura de governança; spillovers; concorrência; difusão de conhecimento,

Palavras-chave: cooperative innovation; governance structure; spillovers; competition; knowledge diffusion.,

DOI: 10.5151/v-enei-613

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Como citar:

Freire, João Augusto F.; Gonçalves, Eduardo; "Cooperation in Innovative Efforts: a Survey of the Literature", p. 59-73 . In: Anais do V Encontro Nacional de Economia Industrial e Inovação (ENEI): “Inovação, Sustentabilidade e Pandemia”. São Paulo: Blucher, 2021.
ISSN 2357-7592, DOI 10.5151/v-enei-613

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