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Innovation and Growth: From R&D Strategies of Innovating Firms to Economy-wide Technological Change

Martin Andersson, Börje Johansson, Charlie Karlsson, and Hans Lööf


This volume provides an understanding of firms' R&D and innovation strategies and their economy-wide consequences. It is based on the premise that differences in firm-level returns, as well as economy-wide outcomes, may be linked to the heterogeneous ways in which firms organize and undertake R&D and innovation activities. It emphasizes innovation strategies of innovating firms, and reflects that innovation efforts do not represent a uniform type of expenditure. Organized into three parts the volume moves from the micro to the macro-level. This structure highlights the notion that R&D and inno ... More

Keywords: R&D, innovation, firm growth, economy-wide effects, technological change, employment, productivity, structural, change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199646685
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646685.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Andersson, editor
Professor of Innovation Studies, CIRCLE, Lund University and Associate Professor of Industrial Economics, School of Management, Blekinge Institute of Technology

Börje Johansson, editor
Professor of Economics at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) and the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Director of CESIS (Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies)

Charlie Karlsson, editor
Professor of the Economics of Technological Change, Jönköping International Business School, Jököping University, and Professor of Industrial Economics, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden and President of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA).

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Martin Andersson Borje Johansson Charlie Karlsson and Hans Lööf

Part I Understanding the R&D Strategies of the Innovating Firm

2 The Dynamics of Innovation Strategies

Bart Verspagen Tommy Clausen

Part II Firm-Level Return to R&D Strategies

7 R&D Collaboration and Innovative Performance

René Belderbos Geert Duysters Anna Sabidussi

8 R&D Strategy and Firm Performance: What Is the Long-Run Impact of Persistent R&D?

Hans Lööf Borje Johansson Martin Andersson and Charlie Karlsson

Part III Beyond the Firm: Economy-Wide Effects of R&D Strategies

Part IV


Martin Andersson, Börje Johansson, Charlie Karlsson, and Hans Lööf