volume 22, issue 4, P372-393 2014
DOI: 10.1108/mbr-08-2014-0042
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Andrea Martínez-Noya, Esteban García-Canal

Abstract: Purpose – This paper aims to, through the disintegration of the innovation process in this paper, attempt to shed light on what are some of the distinctive features of this phenomenon, such as: Who is outsourcing R&D? What types of R&D services are being outsourced across the R&D value chain and to whom? Where are firms outsourcing these services? and Why do firms decide to outsource them? Outsourcing practices of some stages of the R&D process to specialized pro…

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