The moderating effect of foreign partners characteristics on the performance of new technology-based firms

Author/s Massimo G. Colombo, Luca Grilli, Samuele Murtinu, Lucia Piscitello, Evila Piva
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/3 Language Italian
Pages 27 P. 77-103 File size 258 KB
DOI 10.3280/POLI2011-003004
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The paper analyzes the effects of international research alliances on the performance of NTBFs (new technology-based firms) by adopting a framework that incorporates both the resource-based view and the global strategic network theory. The paper focuses on the European Union-funded international research joint ventures established by a large sample of Italian NTBFs over the 1994-2003 period. We measure firm performance through total factor productivity and use the GMM system estimator to evaluate the impact of such alliances on the performance of NTBFs. Our results suggest that NTBFs are more efficient when allied with industrial partners located in different countries and when these countries are closer to world knowledge sources.

Keywords: New technology-based firms, international reasearch alliances, productivity

Jel codes: M13, F23, D21, D24

Massimo G. Colombo, Luca Grilli, Samuele Murtinu, Lucia Piscitello, Evila Piva, L’effetto moderatore delle caratteristiche dei partner sulle performance delle giovani imprese ad alta tecnologia in "ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE " 3/2011, pp 77-103, DOI: 10.3280/POLI2011-003004