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Towards an Innovation Intensity Index: The Case of CIS 1 in Denmark and Ireland

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  • Marcel Dagenais
  • Pierre Mohnen

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The purpose of this paper is to propose a composite innovation indicator derived from an econometric prediction of the likelihood of innovating and of the amount of innovation performed by a particular firm, given information on its characteristics and on the environment in which it operates. The indicator is constructed from various pieces of information contained in the Community Innovation Surveys. It combines qualitative and quantitative data. It allows the comparison of innovativeness across industries or classes of firms in a particular country. To the extent that the national innovation surveys are sufficiently homogeneous, it also allows comparisons across countries. This paper applies the proposed indicator to the CIS 1 data for Denmark and Ireland. Cet article a pour objet de construire un indicateur synthétique de l'innovation, qui résulte d'une prédiction économétrique de la probabilité d'innover et du montant d'innovation que fera une firme, conditionnelle à ses caractéristiques et à celles de l'environnement dans lequel elle opère. Cet indicateur se fonde sur différentes informations de nature qualitative et quantitative comprises dans l'enquête innovation. L'indicateur permet de comparer les performances d'innovation entre secteurs, régions ou pays, pour autant que les enquêtes soient suffisamment homogènes. Cet article applique la nouvelle mesure aux données de l'enquête innovation CIS 1 du Danemark et de l'Irlande.

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Keywords: Innovation; generalized Tobit; indicator; Innovation; Tobit généralisé; indicateur;

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  1. Andrew Copus & Dimitris Skuras & Kyriaki Tsegenidi, 2006. "Innovation and Peripherality: A Comparative Study in Six EU Member Countries," ERSA conference papers ersa06p295, European Regional Science Association.
  2. Mohnen, Pierre & Mairesse, Jacques, 2010. "Using Innovation Surveys for Econometric Analysis," MERIT Working Papers 023, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
  3. Pierre Mohnen & Pierre Therrien, 2005. "Comparing the Innovation Performance in Canadian, French and German Manufacturing Enterprises," CIRANO Working Papers 2005s-33, CIRANO.
  4. Pierre Mohnen & Jacques Mairesse & Marcel Dagenais, 2006. "Innovativity: A Comparison Across Seven European Countries," NBER Working Papers 12280, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  5. Peters, Bettina & Lööf, Hans & Janz, Norbert, 2003. "Firm Level Innovation and Productivity: Is there a Common Story Across Countries?," ZEW Discussion Papers 03-26, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  6. Mairesse ,Jacques & Mohnen,Pierre, 2001. "To Be Or Not To Be Innovative: An Exercise In Measurement," Research Memorandum 038, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
  7. Vásquez Urriago, Ángela Rocio & Barge-Gil, Andrés & Modrego Rico, Aurelia & Paraskevopoulou, Evita, 2011. "The impact of science and technology parks on firms´ product innovation: empirical evidence from Spain," MPRA Paper 30555, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  8. Chialin Chang & Stéphane Robin, 2006. "Doing R&D and/or Importing Technologies: The Critical Importance of Firm Size in Taiwan’s Manufacturing Industries," Review of Industrial Organization, Springer, vol. 29(3), pages 253-278, November.
  9. Pierre Mohnen & Pierre Therrien, 2002. "Comparing the Innovation Performance of Canadian Firms and those of Selected European Countries: An Econometric Analysis," CIRANO Working Papers 2002s-80, CIRANO.
  10. Martin Woerter, 2009. "Industry diversity and its impact on the innovation performance of firms," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 19(5), pages 675-700, October.
  11. Elina Seppä, 2007. "Innovation Performance of Firms in Manufacturing Industry: Evidence from Belgium, Finland and Germany in 1998-2000," Discussion Papers 414, Government Institute for Economic Research Finland (VATT).

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