Chapter 13: International cooperation on technology innovation development: a case study from the maritime industry
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Innovativeness is one of the competitive advantages of European maritime sector. The business of shipping and shipbuilding was always of international nature. This chapter presents new insights into interfirm collaboration related to technology innovation development between maritime firms in Norway and firms located abroad. Empirical data relating to interfirm collaboration during the new type of a hybrid ship that uses liquid natural gas and hydrogen as power sources development are discussed. Fresh case study insights are presented relating to the motives for interfirm collaboration and strategic alliance creation, the impact of the shipbuilding business cycle on innovation development, and issues relating to partner selection during the international interfirm collaboration process.

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