The use and appreciation of knowledge-intensive service activities in traditional industries

Bernd Ebersberger

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This research investigates the role and the importance of knowledge-intensive service activities in the traditional sectors. Knowledge-intensive service activities are defined as innovation-related service activities delivered from inside or outside the innovating company. As such, we investigated the interaction between the innovating company and the various partners supplying knowledge-intensive services to the innovating firm, such as universities, research institutes, private research facilities (R&D labs, e.g.) and consulting companies. We used both firm-level data as well as innovation-level data.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-6560-6
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Working Papers



  • knowledge-intensive service activities
  • traditional sectors
  • collaboration
  • community innovation survey
  • Sfinno

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