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Determinants of Innovation Cooperation Performance: What Do We Know and What Should We Know?

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Department of International Competitiveness, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Al. Niepodległości 10, 61-875 Poznań, Poland
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Department of International Management, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Al. Niepodległości 10, 61-875 Poznań, Poland
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Sustainability 2018, 10(12), 4517; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10124517
Received: 1 September 2018 / Revised: 25 November 2018 / Accepted: 26 November 2018 / Published: 30 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Alliances and Network Organizations for Sustainable Development)
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Abstract

The involvement of firms in innovation cooperation with different partners has become a widespread phenomenon in the contemporary business landscape. Our paper provides a review of extant alliance, innovation, open innovation and inter-firm collaboration literature and organizes it based on a conceptual framework featuring three levels of analysis: (a) the dyadic level, (b) the network level, and (c) the location level. The article identifies roadmaps in each of these areas and also highlights existing gaps in the present understanding of innovation cooperation. Thereby, it outlines a research agenda by identifying key research questions and issues in the areas where further research is needed and encouraged. View Full-Text
Keywords: innovation cooperation performance; innovation performance; open innovation; open innovation alliances; STP; clusters innovation cooperation performance; innovation performance; open innovation; open innovation alliances; STP; clusters
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Trąpczyński, P.; Puślecki, Ł.; Staszków, M. Determinants of Innovation Cooperation Performance: What Do We Know and What Should We Know? Sustainability 2018, 10, 4517.

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