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Document ID (ISN)108278
CIS number 08-796
ISBN(s) 978-951-38-6985-4 (h/c); 978-951-38-6986-1 (PDF)
Year 2008
Convention or series no. VTT Research Notes 2423
Author(s) Pesonen P., van der Have R., Saarinen J., Rilla N.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Title Dating or mating? On the relationship of SMEs with an RTO in Finland
Bibliographic information VTT Information Service, P.O.Box 2000, 02044 VTT, Finland, 2008. 36p. Illus. 58 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) small enterprises; research establishments; cooperation; Finland
Descriptors (secondary) research; public OSH institutions
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Small and medium-sized enterprises