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Private-Public Collaboration and Innovation Performance: Does Training Matter?


Torugsa, N and Arundel, A, Private-Public Collaboration and Innovation Performance: Does Training Matter?, Stimulating Innovation: Challenges for Management, Science & Technology, 9-12 December 2012, Seoul, Korea, pp. 1-15. ISBN 978-952-265-316-1 (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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This study examines, through the theoretical lens of absorptive capability, how the interaction between investments in R&D and training moderates the influence of collaboration with public research organisations (PROs) on firm innovation performance. Using data for 1086 innovating firms across all industry sectorsin the Australian state of Tasmania in 2010, we find that there is no direct association between collaboration with PROs and form innovation performance, and the R&D-training interaction plays a significant role in positively moderating such an association. This study contributes to the innovation management literature by demonstrating the importance of the combination of R&D and training in creating absorptive capacity. More importantly, the combination of R&D and training positively influences the successful exploitationof public-private collaboration and promotes innovation performance.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Private-public collaboration, public research organisations (PROs); innovation performance; absorptive capacity; R&D investment; training investment.
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Innovation management
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Torugsa, N (Dr Ann Torugsa)
UTAS Author:Arundel, A (Professor Anthony Arundel)
ID Code:82957
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Australian Innovation Research Centre
Deposited On:2013-02-25
Last Modified:2013-03-18
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