Does being R&D intensive still discourage outsourcing? : evidence from Dutch manufacturing
Mol, Michael J.. (2005) Does being R&D intensive still discourage outsourcing? : evidence from Dutch manufacturing. Research Policy, Vol.34 (No.4). pp. 571-582. ISSN 0048-7333
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2005.03.007
Being R&D intensive has traditionally been seen as an impediment to outsourcing. This study confirms that empirically this was the case for a set of manufacturing industries in the Netherlands in the early 1990s but also shows that R&D intensity became a positive predictor for changes in outsourcing levels over the 1990s, suggesting firms in R&D intensive industries have increasingly started to rely on partnership relations with outside suppliers. This confirms the need to move the analysis from scale, opportunism and appropriation concerns to a relational perspective when studying outsourcing in R&D intensive industries.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Contracting out, Research and development projects, Manufacturing industries -- Netherlands|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Research Policy|
|Official Date:||May 2005|
|Page Range:||pp. 571-582|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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