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Firm Level Innovation and Productivity - Is there a Common Story Across Countries?
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Economics. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Centres, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, CESIS.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5871-8571
2003 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Recent studies have documented extensive heterogeneity in firm performance within countries, and innovation has been found as an important determinant. This paper addresses the issue of innovation firm performance across countries. A growing number of national firm level studies on the innovation-productivity link have been conducted using new internationally harmonized survey data, known in Europe as Community Innovation Survey (CIS). Mainly due to confidentiality reasons crosscountry comparisons of CIS data are still rare. The contribution of this paper is its unique approach of pooling original firm observations from Germany and Sweden. Applying a knowledge production function that gives the relationship between innovation input, innovation output and productivity, we find to a very large extent a common cross-country story for knowledge intensive manufacturing firms. Some interesting country-specific effects are reported as well.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2003. , 33 p.
CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation, 24
Keyword [en]
Innovation, Productivity, Cross-Country Comparison, Applied Econometrics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-72467OAI: diva2:487634
QC 20120228Available from: 2012-02-28 Created: 2012-01-31 Last updated: 2012-02-28Bibliographically approved

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