The impact of the third sector of R&D on the innovative performance of entrepreneurial firms

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Albert N. Link, Professor (Creator)
Martijn Van Hasselt, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Entrepreneurial firms that rely on public research institutes, the third sector of R&D, are also firms that are more innovative in terms of introducing new or significantly improved goods or services to the market. This finding is based on an analysis of 4004 knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial (KIE) firms located in ten European Union countries. We interpret our findings as suggestive evidence of the importance of policymakers continuing to support financially public research institutions.

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Small Business Economics 57, 1413–1418
Language: English
Date: 2021
research institute, third sector of R and D, innovation, KIE firms

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