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Productivity, innovation and convergence in Poland

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  • Marcin Kolasa

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This paper provides evidence on factors driving productivity growth in the new EU member states, focusing on Polish manufacturing industries. The results obtained indicate that companies in Poland benefit significantly from transfer of technologies accumulated in more developed economies. No strong evidence is found on immediate technology transfer. The significant effect of domestic innovation activity is mainly due to its impact on the speed of convergence and is particularly strong in high-tech industries, relatively privatized industries and industries initially further from the technological frontier. Copyright (c) 2008 The Author. Journal compilation (c) 2008 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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Article provided by The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in its journal Economics of Transition.

Volume (Year): 16 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (07)
Pages: 467-501

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Cited by:
  1. Aleksandra Parteka & Joanna Wolszczak-Derlacz, 2011. "Market Size, Competitiveness and Technological Frontier - the Impact of Trade Integration with the UE on Productivity in Polish Manufacturing Sectors," National Bank of Poland Working Papers 82, National Bank of Poland, Economic Institute.
  2. Jakub Growiec, 2009. "Determinants of the Labor Share: Evidence from a Panel of Firms," National Bank of Poland Working Papers 69, National Bank of Poland, Economic Institute.
  3. Jaanika Merik¸ll & Helen Poltim‰e & Tiiu Paas, 2011. "Regional Technology Spillovers: The Case of Central and Eastern European Countries," ERSA conference papers ersa10p931, European Regional Science Association.
  4. Bergman, Karin, 2011. "Productivity Effects of Privately and Publicly Funded R&D," Working Papers, Lund University, Department of Economics 2011:28, Lund University, Department of Economics.
  5. Rosa Capolupo, 2012. "Economic Transition and Regional Growth: The Case of Albania and Comparator SEECs," Transition Studies Review, Springer, Springer, vol. 18(3), pages 529-549, March.

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