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, Volume 141, Issue 2, pp 279–289 | Cite as

Determinants of internal and external R&D: Some Dutch evidence

  • Rene G. J. Den Hertog


Innovating firms can choose to engage in either internal or external R&D, or in both. In the current study, we shall examine internal and external R&D separately to determine empirically the market structure characteristics explaining the external R&D share and the differences in market structure determinants between internal and external R&D. Our results indicate that a government policy that aims at stimulating technological progress by offering external research facilities is particularly interesting for smaller, capital-intensive firms operating in less concentrated markets.


Structure Characteristic International Economic Public Finance Government Policy Market Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rene G. J. Den Hertog
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Tinbergen InstituteErasmus UniversityRotterdam
  2. 2.Centre for Advanced Small Business Economics (CASBEC)Erasmus UniversityRotterdam

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