|Document ID (ISN)||108278|
||978-951-38-6985-4 (h/c); 978-951-38-6986-1 (PDF)
|Convention or series no.
||VTT Research Notes 2423
||Pesonen P., van der Have R., Saarinen J., Rilla N.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
||Dating or mating? On the relationship of SMEs with an RTO in Finland
||VTT Information Service, P.O.Box 2000, 02044 VTT, Finland, 2008. 36p. Illus. 58 ref.
||http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/tiedotteet/2008/T2423.pdf [in English]
||This study focused on the collaboration between SMEs and a large research and technology organization in Finland, namely the Technical Research Centre (VTT). The analysis is based on a comparison of regular and occasional collaboration strategies. It was found that regular collaborators are often larger enterprises, working on larger projects, have moderate growth, are active in patenting, are relatively older and are more experienced in research and development. Occasional collaborators are generally smaller enterprises experiencing high growth. VTT's role in the Finnish innovation system is significant, as its services are used by a relatively large proportion of SMEs of various sized and sectors.
||small enterprises; research establishments; cooperation; Finland
||research; public OSH institutions
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
||Small and medium-sized enterprises