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Humankapital und Innovationstätigkeit von Unternehmen: erste deskriptive Befunde neuer Fragen im ifo Innovationstest

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  • Oliver Falck
  • Stefan Kipar
  • Ludger Wößmann

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In den letzten beiden Wellen des ifo Innovationstests wurden erstmals Fragenkomplexe zu Ausbildungsstruktur und Kompetenzen der Mitarbeiter der Unternehmen aufgenommen. Erste Auswertungen belegen signifikante Zusammenhänge zwischen dem Humankapital der Unternehmen und ihren Innovationsaktivitäten. Erfolgreich innovierende Unternehmen weisen einen höheren Anteil an Beschäftigten mit naturwissenschaftlich-technischen Hochschulabschlüssen und an Promovierten auf als nicht innovierende Unternehmen. Dabei erweisen sich technische Fähigkeiten und Kreativität in der Selbsteinschätzung der Unternehmen als die für die Innovationsaktivitäten mit Abstand bedeutendsten Kompetenzen.

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Article provided by Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich in its journal ifo Schnelldienst.

Volume (Year): 61 (2008)
Issue (Month): 07 (04)
Pages: 10-16

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Handle: RePEc:ces:ifosdt:v:61:y:2008:i:07:p:10-16

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Keywords: Humankapital; Bildungsökonomik; Forschung; Innovationspolitik; Unternehmen; Qualifikation; Deutschland;

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  1. Wedemeier, Jan, 2009. "Creative cities and the concept of diversity," HWWI Research Papers 1-20, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI).
  2. Oliver Falck & Stefan Kipar & Ludger Wößmann, 2011. "Innovationstätigkeit von Unternehmen : die Rolle von Qualifikationen, Kooperationen und Clusterpolitik," ifo Beiträge zur Wirtschaftsforschung, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, number 38.

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