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Innovation, Technology Transfer and Labor Productivity Linkages: Evidence from a Panel of Manufacturing Industries

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  • Nicholas Apergis
  • Claire Economidou

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  • Ioannis Filippidis

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The paper explores the linkages between labor productivity, innovation and technology spillovers in a panel of manufacturing industries. The roles of R&D, human capital and international trade are considered in stimulating innovation and/or facilitating technology transfer. Using panel-based unit root tests and cointegration analysis, the results indicate the existence of a single long-run equilibrium relation between labor productivity, innovation and technology transfer. Further, R&D, trade and human capital have statistically and, especially the latter, quantitatively important effects on labor productivity both directly via innovation and indirectly as they enhance technology diffusion.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of World Economics.

Volume (Year): 144 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (October)
Pages: 491-508

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Handle: RePEc:spr:weltar:v:144:y:2008:i:3:p:491-508

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Keywords: Productivity; innovation; technology transfer; manufacturing industries; panel cointegration;

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