The success of collaboration between firms and scientific partners is still debated. Although a firm’s social context seems to be crucial to explain the success or failure of such collaboration in terms of innovation performance, a deep analysis of the context role is still lacking. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to analyse whether a firm’s internal climate as well as the quality of the relationships with scientific partners can mediate the relationship between collaboration and innovation performance. Results, based on survey research developed in Finland, Italy and Sweden, suggest that collaborations with scientific partners achieve good results in terms of innovation performance, through an explanation path which involves a firm’s social context.

Collaboration with scientific partners: the mediating role of the social context in Fostering Innovation Performance

PELLEGRINI, LUISA
2016

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The success of collaboration between firms and scientific partners is still debated. Although a firm’s social context seems to be crucial to explain the success or failure of such collaboration in terms of innovation performance, a deep analysis of the context role is still lacking. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to analyse whether a firm’s internal climate as well as the quality of the relationships with scientific partners can mediate the relationship between collaboration and innovation performance. Results, based on survey research developed in Finland, Italy and Sweden, suggest that collaborations with scientific partners achieve good results in terms of innovation performance, through an explanation path which involves a firm’s social context.
Lazzarotti, V.; Manzini, R.; Nosella, A.; Pellegrini, Luisa
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