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Does innovation help the good or the poor performing firms?

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  • Damijan, Jože P.
  • Kostevc, Črt
  • Rojec, Matija

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Using firm-level innovation data we find surprising results on the benefits of innovation. Only manufacturing firms with below average productivity growth are likely to benefits significantly from successful innovation, while faster growing firms do not gain additional benefits from innovating.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 115 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 190-195

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:115:y:2012:i:2:p:190-195

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Keywords: Research and development; Innovation; Knowledge spillovers; Productivity growth;

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  1. Juan A. Máñez & María E. Rochina-Barrachina & Juan A. Sanchis-Llopis & Oscar Vicente, 2013. "Financial constraints and Spanish manufacturing firms’ R&D and exporting," Working Papers 1324, Department of Applied Economics II, Universidad de Valencia.
  2. Nicolau, Juan Luis & Santa-María, María Jesús, 2013. "Communicating excellence in innovation," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 118(1), pages 87-90.
  3. Piacentino, Davide, 2012. "Micro evidence for sources of innovation in European countries," MPRA Paper 39110, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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