Research projects

Ownership, Cooperation and Competition in the Innovation Industry

Project manager: Lars Persson

Erika Färnstrand Damsgaard och Joacim Tåg

Empirical studies show that established firms often obtain new technologies by acquiring small entrepreneurial firms, which are often financed with risk capital. Further, we observe that new firm strategies and new technologies are often introduced on the market by new entrepreneurial firms, and that these new strategies and technologies are then be picked up by established firms. An example of this is the entry of Ryan Air on the European airline market. The aim of this research program is to increase our understanding for how the interaction among firms with different types of ownership takes place on the innovation market and how regulations, such as competition laws and systems for corporate taxation, affect this process.

International cooperation

Visiting researchers

Collaborating with others is essential for IFN as a research institute. Our researchers co-author articles with colleagues from other institutes, and many also teach at various universities and colleges.

As part of our extensive program of guest researchers, leading international researchers visit the institute. The visitors present and pursue their research as well as interact and cooperate with researchers at IFN.

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