Title: Inter-organisational collaborations, innovation and intellectual property: a conditional mediation model

Authors: Oihana Valmaseda-Andia; Gema Albort-Morant; Eneka Albizu-Gallastegi; Carmen Merchán-Hernández

Addresses: Economy and Business Faculty, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Av. Lehendakari Agirre 83, 48015 Bilbao, Spain ' Department of Financial Economics and Operations Management, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain ' Industrial Relations Faculty, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Barrio Sarriena s/n. 48940 Leioa, Spain ' Departamento de Sociología, Universidad de Sevilla, C/Enramadilla, 18-20, 41018 Seville, Spain

Abstract: This paper explores the interaction between public research organisations (PROs) and firms towards introducing innovations and applying for an intellectual property. These contributions are based on a survey of manufacturing companies that cooperate with the largest Spanish PRO, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). The estimated model focus on the inter-organisational collaboration (IOC), innovation (INNOV) and intellectual property (IP), and the relationship between these constructs. To analyse direct and mediated relationship, this work applies partial least squares (PLS) to a sample of 295 industrial companies. The paper discusses these findings and their implications.

Keywords: inter-organisational collaboration; innovation; intellectual property; patents; public research organisation; PRO.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2020.10033641

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2020 Vol.10 No.3, pp.252 - 265

Received: 22 Apr 2019
Accepted: 27 Jul 2019

Published online: 23 Nov 2020 *

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