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On firm growth and innovation: Some new empirical perspectives using French CIS (1992–2004)

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  • Colombelli, Alessandra
  • Haned, Naciba
  • Le Bas, Christian

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The aim of this paper is to examine whether firms that innovate, experience higher rates of growth than firms that do not. Our analysis is based on different models and econometric methodologies applied to several waves the Community Innovation Surveys (CIS) for French industry, during 1992–2004. Our main findings are that innovative firms grow more than non-innovative ones. The estimation techniques give results that are quite robust to the effects of different types of innovation on firm growth. In particular, the quantile regression results show that the coefficient of innovation is higher for firms with the highest growth rates, a result that is robust to different measures of the dependent variable.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Structural Change and Economic Dynamics.

Volume (Year): 26 (2013)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 14-26

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Handle: RePEc:eee:streco:v:26:y:2013:i:c:p:14-26

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Keywords: Innovation; Process and product innovator; Firm growth; CIS;

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Cited by:
  1. Christian Le Bas & Nicolas Poussing, 2012. "Are complex innovators more persistent than single innovators ? An empirical analysis of innovation persistence drivers," Working Papers halshs-00663788, HAL.
  2. Naciba Haned & Christian Le Bas & Caroline Mothe & Uyen Nguyen, 2012. "Firm technological innovation persistence: Organizational innovation matters," Working Papers halshs-00703289, HAL.
  3. García-Manjón, Juan V. & Romero-Merino, M. Elena, 2012. "Research, development, and firm growth. Empirical evidence from European top R&D spending firms," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 41(6), pages 1084-1092.

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