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Investissements immatériels, productivité et qualifications


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  • Agnès Topiol-Bensaid
  • Nathalie Greenan
  • Jacques Mairesse


[fre] Investissements immatériels, productivité et qualifications. . Les changements et les différences de productivité et de structure de qualifi­cations des entreprises sont-ils liés à leurs investissements immatériels ? L'objet de l'étude est d'éclairer ces questions en tirant parti principalement d'informations sur les effectifs de quatre catégories de personnels spécialisés : informaticiens, électroniciens, chercheurs et chargés d'études. Menée sur de grands échantillons d'entreprises des secteurs industriels et des services et commerces, pour les deux périodes 1986-1990 et 1990-1994, elle met en évidence des liaisons significatives et fortes dans la dimension transversale des données (corrélations interentrepri­ses), mais fragiles et faibles dans leur dimension longitudinale (corrélations intra-entreprises). [eng] Intangible investments, productivity and skills. . Are the changes and differences in firms productivity and skill composition related to their intangible assets? This study tries to answer by mainly taking ad­vantage of information on the numbers of four categories of specialized workers: computer, electronics, research and analysis related staff. Based on large samples of French manufacturing and services firms for the two 1996-1990 and 1990-1994 periods, it finds significant and strong relations in the cross-sectional dimension of the data (betwen firms correlations), but only fragile and weak ones in the time-series dimension (within firms correlations).

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Article provided by Presses de Sciences-Po in its journal Revue économique.

Volume (Year): n° 50 (1999)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 417-430

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Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_p1999_50n3_0417

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  1. Denis Carré & Nadine Levratto & Messaoud Zouikri, 2010. "Analyse comparée de la productivité des firmes européennes à partir de données comptables: L'effet pays en cause," EconomiX Working Papers 2010-11, University of Paris West - Nanterre la Défense, EconomiX.
  2. Jacques Mairesse & Nathalie Greenan & Agnes Topiol-Bensaid, 2001. "Information Technology and Research and Development Impacts on Productivity and Skills: Looking for Correlations on French Firm Level Data," NBER Working Papers 8075, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.


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