Knowledge, Technology and Internationalization
New Horizons in Regional Science series
Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Urban Gråsjö and Sofia Wixe
Chapter 4: Continuing corporate growth and inter-organizational collaboration of international new ventures in Sweden
In this study we examine the scope and pattern of innovation cooperation of international new ventures (INVs) of different age, size and formation type. Using longitudinal micro-matched database and Swedish Community Innovation Survey results for the years 1998–2009, we show that INVs are more likely to be involved in international cooperation than other firms, and that INVs are also more likely to have a broader scope of international partnerships in terms of number of partners and geographic location of these partners. We further show how age of a firm that originated as an INV and its formation type – greenfield, spin-off or merger – affect patterns of international cooperation for innovation.
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