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The determinants of innovation adoption

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  • Corinne Autant-Bernard

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    (Université de Lyon, Lyon, F-69003, France ; Université Jean Monnet ; CNRS, GATE Lyon St Etienne, Saint-Etienne, F-42000, France)

  • Jean-Pascal Guironnet

    (Université de Caen, CREM CNRS 6211)

  • Nadine Massard

    (Université de Lyon, Lyon, F-69003, France ; Université Jean Monnet ; CNRS, GATE Lyon St Etienne, Saint-Etienne, F-42000, France)

Abstract

Using a sample of 46 000 EU firms from the Community Innovation Survey, this paper analyses the drivers of innovation adoption. In contrast to most empirical studies on innovation diffusion in which a specific technology is analyzed, this study covers several countries and industries in the European Union. Following Van de Ven and Van Praag (1981), Heckman’s method is applied in a context of binary endogenous variable to explain the choices made by firms regarding innovation. Distinctions are made between the internal generation of innovation and the adoption of innovation produced by others, as well as between different types of adoption (product vs. process and cooperation-based adoption vs. isolated adoption). The study is focused on the impact of users’ features and their cooperation with suppliers on the adoption choices. The results point out that cooperation is a key driver of adoption choices. Usual determinants such as firm size, absorptive capability or exports would foster generation of innovation instead of adoption.

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Paper provided by Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique (GATE), Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Université Lyon 2, Ecole Normale Supérieure in its series Working Papers with number 1034.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:gat:wpaper:1034

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Keywords: Innovation adoption; Innovation diffusion; Community Innovation Survey; Process adoption; Product adoption;

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  1. Jordi Suriñach & Corinne Autant-Bernard & Fabio Manca & Nadine Massard & Rosina Moreno, 2009. "The diffusion/adoption of innovation in the internal market," European Economy - Economic Papers 384, Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission.
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  1. Cilem Selin Hazir, 2011. "Conceptualizing the Role of Geographical Proximity in Project Based R&D Networks: A Literature Survey," ERSA conference papers ersa11p1616, European Regional Science Association.

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