(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Under which conditions do technology intermediaries enhance firms' innovation speed? The Case of Belgium's collective research centres

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Univ. of Ghent, Ghent, BELGIQUE
(2) Centre for Entrepreneurship, Univ., Oslo, NORVEGE


This research studies a specific type of technology intermediary, namely the collective research centres in Belgium, and assesses the conditions under which member firms working with these intermediaries experience acceleration additionality. It is found that absorptive capacity of the member firm and the intensity of interaction are important drivers of innovation speed. Absorptive capacity at technology intermediary level is not found to affect member firm innovation speed. The research has implications for practitioners, policy-makers and academia


Article of periodic

published at : Regional studies / ISSN 0034-3404

Editor : Cambridge University Press, Cambridge - ROYAUME-UNI (1967)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 48, no8 [pp. 1391-1403]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 5 tabl.



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