Does culture matter in inter-firm cooperation? Research consortia in Japan and the USA

Masao Nakamura, Ilan Vertinsky, Charlene Zietsma

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Abstract

Collaborative research consortia allow firms to pursue scale and scope economies in research, finance large costly proposals, share risks, avoid unnecessary duplication, internalize the externalities created by research spillovers, and allow the use of firm-specific complementary skills and resources. In this study we examine the evolution of cooperative research organizations in the USA and Japan. We explore the factors which influence the emergence of alternative forms of cooperation. Specifically, we examine the role of culture and the institutional environment in molding the organization of cooperation between firms in R&D and the consequences of such cooperation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-175
Number of pages23
JournalManagerial and Decision Economics
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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