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Inter-firm R&D collaboration within and across national borders

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posted on 03.06.2019 by Huw Edwards, Ben Ferrett, D. Gravino
We set up a model to investigate the strategic aspect of a firm’s incentive to collaborate in cost-reducing R&D with either a local or a foreign partner. We argue that collaboration with a foreign firm is preferred to collaboration with a local firm if the extra profits generated by a foreign collaboration exceed the additional cost of coordinating collaboration across national borders. We show that foreign collaboration is more likely the bigger the home-market-size of the foreign firm and, given certain conditions, the higher the international trade cost. We also show that whenever a foreign collaboration arises in equilibrium, it is efficient (i.e. world-welfare-maximising); and that there are cases where: (i) a foreign collaboration would be efficient but a local collaboration emerges in equilibrium; and (ii) an efficient foreign collaboration emerges in equilibrium, but one of the countries would prefer a local collaboration. We briefly consider the policy implications of these findings.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Economics

Published in

The World Economy

Volume

43

Issue

3

Pages

810 - 826

Citation

EDWARDS, T.H., FERRETT, B.E. and GRAVINO, D., 2019. Inter-firm R&D collaboration within and across national borders. The World Economy, 43 (3), pp.810-826.

Publisher

Wiley

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Publisher statement

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: EDWARDS, T.H., FERRETT, B. and GRAVINO, D., 2019. Inter-firm R&D collaboration within and across national borders. The World Economy, 43 (3), pp.810-826, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/twec.12894. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

Acceptance date

15/10/2019

Publication date

2019-10-18

Copyright date

2019

Notes

This paper was presented at XIX Conference on International Economics, Castellon, Spain, 28 Jun 2018 – Fri, 29 Jun 2018.

ISSN

0378-5920

Language

en

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