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Type Working Paper
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Quantity or Quality? Knowledge alliances and their effect on patents.
Organization Unit
  • Contribution from another University/Organization than University of Zurich
  • Hanna Hottenrott
  • Cindy Lopes-Bento
  • English
Institution University of Leuven
Series Name ZEW Discussion Paper No. 12-047, Mannheim, Germany; CEPS Working Paper No. 2012-29, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Number 12-047
Number of Pages 40
Date 2013
Abstract Text This study shows for a large sample of R&D-active manufacturing firms over the period 2000-2009 that knowledge alliances have a positive effect on patenting in terms of both quantity and quality. However, when distinguishing between alliances that aim at joint creation of new knowledge and alliances that aim at the exchange of knowledge, results suggest that creation alliances lead to more valuable patents as they receive significantly more forward citations per patent. Knowledge exchange alliances, on the other hand, are associated with patent quantity, but not quality.
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