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Effects of Foreign Ownership On Innovation Activities: Empirical Evidence for Twelve European Countries

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  • Martin Falk

    (WIFO, Arsenal Objekt 20, A-1030 Vienna, Martin.Falk@wifo.ac.at)

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In the present study we investigate the relationship between foreign ownership and innovation activities using the firm-level data of the third Community Innovation Survey (CIS) covering twelve European countries. Probit estimates based on 28,000 firms' observations show that foreign-owned firms are more innovative than domestic firms, particularly in the New EU Member States. However, results from the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition of the differences in the percentage of innovating firms between foreign-owned and domestic firms reveals that the differences are mainly due to the different firm characteristics rather than the differences in coefficients. In particular, the dominance of foreign-owned firms in the largest firm size group is the main factor contributing to the gap in the percentage of innovators between foreign-owned firms and domestic firms. Furthermore, using the fractional logit model, we find that in the New EU Member states, foreign ownership has a positive and significant impact on the share of market novelties as well as on the share of new products in turnover. In this case, the results from the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition analysis indicate that the ownership difference in the share of innovative sales is not due to the differences in the observed firms' characteristics.

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Article provided by National Institute of Economic and Social Research in its journal National Institute Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 204 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 85-97

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Handle: RePEc:sae:niesru:v:204:y:2008:i:1:p:85-97

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Keywords: Foreign ownership; multinational firms; product and process innovations;

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Cited by:
  1. Fagerberg, Jan & Srholec, Martin & Verspagen, Bart, 2009. "Innovation and Economic Development," MERIT Working Papers 032, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
  2. Richard Harris & John Moffat, 2011. "R&D, innovation and exporting," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 33593, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.

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