volume 24, issue 4, P399-423 2016
DOI: 10.1108/mbr-06-2016-0020
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Ahreum Lee, Ram Mudambi, Marcelo Cano-Kollmann

Abstract: Purpose In the modern knowledge-intensive economy, a nation’s competitiveness depends on the ability of its constituent firms to innovate. Extant research in national systems of innovation highlights institutions and public policies toward innovation as key determinants that affect firms’ innovation activities. This paper aims to widen the investigation by arguing that co-inventor connectivity allows firms to access the most tacit knowledge within global innovation systems. Therefore, it is one of the key fac…

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