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Employment Impact of Product and Process Innovations in Turkey

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  • Yesim Ucdogruk

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    The intuition that technological progress was a key determinant of sustained economic growth provided the impetus of a large body of empirical literature that focused on understanding the employment consequences of innovation within and between firms, industries and countries. The aim of this study is to find an answer to classical question “Does technology creates or destroys jobs?” and evaluate the potential differences in the impact of product and process innovations in terms of employment generation in Turkish manufacturing industries over the periods 1995-1997 and 1998-2000. Our analysis states that the employment growth rates of both product and process innovators are positive especially in low technology industries.

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    Article provided by Ege University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in its journal Ege Academic Review.

    Volume (Year): 6 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 87-99

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    Handle: RePEc:ege:journl:v:6:y:2006:i:1:p:87-99

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