Inter-firm R&D networks in the global software industry : An overview of major trends and patterns

M.M.A.H. Cloodt, J. Hagedoorn, N. Roijakkers

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Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of some major historical trends in inter-firm R&D partnering in the international software industry during the period 1970–1999. Our research demonstrates an overall growth pattern of newly made R&D partnerships and reveals the important role played by leading firms. We also examine the emergence of various R&D networks in the software industry, indicating the change from sparse and disconnected inter-firm R&D networks to dense and well-connected networks since the second half of the 1980s.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-149
Number of pages29
JournalBusiness History
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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