Collaboration and innovation: An empirical study of Indian technological enterprises

Chris Heaton*, Srinivas Kolluru, Pundarik Mukhopadhaya

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In 2010, the Indian government declared 2010–2020 to be the ‘Decade of Innovation’ and established the State Innovation Councils and Sectoral Innovation Councils to encourage and facilitate innovation by technological firms. In this paper, we study the relationship between collaboration and innovation in a cross‐section of Indian firms, paying particular attention to the impact of the innovation councils. Our results suggest that domestic collaborations have an important impact on firm innovation, as do the innovation councils, but that the impact of the councils is less for firms that collaborate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-263
Number of pages19
JournalEconomics of Transition and Institutional Change
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020


  • collaboration
  • India
  • innovation
  • National Innovation Council
  • patents
  • zero-inflated negative binomial model


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