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Research Efficiency in Manufacturing: An Application of DEA at the Industry Level

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  • Jens Schmidt-Ehmcke
  • Petra Zloczysti

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This paper analyzes research efficiency at the industry level in manufacturing for 13 European member and four nonmember countries during 2000 and 2004. A unique dataset was compiled that matches patent applications at the European Patent Office (EPO) to industry-specific R&D inputs from EU KLEMS. We find that Germany, the United States, and Denmark have the highest efficiency scores on average in total manufacturing. The main industries that are at the technology frontier are those involved in electrical and optical equipment and machinery. Separate frontier estimations for these industries, conducted without the constraint of a constant technology frontier, provide additional support for our results.

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Paper provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its series Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin with number 884.

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Length: 28 p.
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:diw:diwwpp:dp884

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Keywords: R&D efficiency; industry level; data envelopment analysis; manufacturing;

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  1. Monica Roman, 2010. "Regional Efficiency Of The Knowledge Economy In The New Eu Countries: The Romanian And Bulgarian Case," Romanian Journal of Regional Science, Romanian Regional Science Association, vol. 4(1), pages 33-53, JUNE.
  2. Roman, Monica & Suciu, Christina, 2012. "Analiza eficienţei activităţii de cercetare dezvoltare inovare prin metoda DEA
    [The Efficency Analysis Of R&D Activities By Using Dea]
    ," MPRA Paper 44000, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Marta Foddi & Stefano Usai, 2013. "Regional Knowledge Performance in Europe," Growth and Change, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, vol. 44(2), pages 258-286, 06.
  4. Serkan Atmaca, 2011. "Patents from the Academe: A Methodology Research for the Analysis of University Patents and Preliminary Findings for Turkey," STPS Working Papers 1101, STPS - Science and Technology Policy Studies Center, Middle East Technical University, revised Dec 2011.
  5. Roman, Monica, 2010. "Regional efficiency of knowledge economy in the new EU countries: The Romanian and Bulgarian case," MPRA Paper 23083, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Feb 2010.

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