Cooperação em empresas de base tecnológica: uma primeira avaliação baseada numa pesquisa abrangente

Mauro Rocha Côrtes Marcelo Pinho Ana Cristina Fernandes Rodrigo Bustamante Smolka Antonio Luiz C. M. Barreto About the authors

This paper approaches the issue of cooperation activities carried out by technology-based firms (TBFs). Drawing on a database built from a survey including 100 Brazilian TBFs, we argue that among these firms the practice of cooperation is quite restricted, too concentrated on relationships with universities, and reflects a low density networking. Such circumstances clearly hinder the innovative performance of Brazilian TBFs, thus undermining their competitiveness as a whole in the long run.

Cooperation; Innovation Networks; Technology-Based Firms

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