Cross-border innovation intermediaries - matchmaking across institutional contexts

  • Ma X
  • Kaldenbach M
  • Katzy B
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Abstract

This paper draws attention to the specific aspect of institutional environments in international matchmaking for innovation. While technology is largely global this exploratory study of 18 cross-border cases between Europe and China points to the impact of distant institutional environments on the success and structure of cross-border collaborative innovation. Addressing differences in governance, market regulation, policy, IPR protection, language and culture like the Chinese guanxi are specific services based on dedicated capabilities of international innovation intermediaries.

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  • China
  • SMEs
  • collaborative innovation
  • innovation intermediary
  • institutional environment

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