R&D-cooperation by small and medium sized companies

Stefan Kuhlmann*, Uwe Kuntze

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Abstract

It is suggested that there is reason to suppose that small and medium-sized manufacturing companies (SMEs) are dependent to a growing degree on R&D cooperation, this being governed by the size and direction of a company's technological orientation. The industrial integration of heterogeneous technologies, which is gaining more and more importance and is reflected in a verifiable increase in R&D cooperation among companies in the industrialized nations, is also drawing SMEs into its wake. Nevertheless R&D cooperation is not a goal in and of itself, but rather one measure among many for attaining ambitious innovation objectives. The most important reason for establishing relationships with third parties for R&D cooperation is the entry of a company into a completely new area of technology. Important prerequisites for successful R&D cooperation by small and medium-sized companies are examined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology Management
Subtitle of host publicationthe New International Language
EditorsDundar F. Kocaoglu, Kiyoshi Niwa
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages709-712
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0-7803-0161-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1992
Externally publishedYes
Event1991 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 1991 - Portland, United States
Duration: 27 Oct 199131 Oct 1991

Conference

Conference1991 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 1991
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period27/10/9131/10/91

Keywords

  • Commerce
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Research and development management
  • Technology transfer

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