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On R&D, medium and high-tech industries and productivity: an application to the Portuguese case

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  • Celeste Amorim Varum

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    (Departamento de Economia e Gestão Industrial, Universidade de Aveiro)

  • Bruno Cibrão

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    (Departamento de Economia e Gestão Industrial, Universidade de Aveiro)

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This paper investigates the potential impact of increased R&D efforts and structural changes in Portugal on labour productivity. The paper addresses Portugal’s ambition, expressed in the 2005 Technological Plan. Based on existing literature on the relation between R&D expenditures, structural change and productivity, we evaluate the contribution of R&D and medium to high-tech industries on productivity over the last 30 years. Our results confirm the importance of governement’s R&D and of business R&D in the medium to high-tech sectors, as they stimulate productivity growth. However, we cannot hypothesize that productivity growth was primarily rooted on the development of medium-high technology industries.

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Paper provided by Departamento de Economia, Gestão e Engenharia Industrial, Universidade de Aveiro in its series Working Papers de Economia (Economics Working Papers) with number 51.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2008
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Handle: RePEc:ave:wpaper:512008

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Keywords: Manufacturing; Productivity; Structural Change; R&D; High-tech industries;

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