Transition via R&D: emerging forms and strategies of corporate R&D in the catch up countries (Lithuanian case)
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The objective of our study is to explore the existence and essence of new corporate R&D forms in different types of innovative companies from the same sector. We chose to look at the maintained important industrial sector with a long term tradition and relatively strong capacities in terms of experience, knowledge and concentration of competencies within the country – electronics. Specifically, we will look at the transformation and upgrade in the value chain towards high tech – high –end of the electronic sector trough R&D, and firm strategies and various organizational forms to achieve this, both successful and not. We find that both – research and development oriented innovative activity models apply within Lithuanian electronic sector companies, which is mainly related to the evolution of the firm and its position within the market, sector and the value chain.