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Firm Level Innovation and Productivity - Is there a Common Story Across Countries?

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  • Janz, Norbert

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    (Aachen University of Applied Science, Department of Business Studies)

  • Lööf, Hans

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    (CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, Royal Institute of Technology)

  • Peters, Bettina

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    (Forschungsbereich: Industrieökonomik und Internationale Unternehmensführung.)

Abstract

Recent studies have documented extensive heterogeneity in firm performance within countries, and innovation has been found as an important determinant. This paper addresses the issue of innovation firm performance across countries. A growing number of national firm level studies on the innovation-productivity link have been conducted using new internationally harmonized survey data, known in Europe as Community Innovation Survey (CIS). Mainly due to confidentiality reasons cross-country comparisons of CIS data are still rare. The contribution of this paper is its unique approach of pooling original firm observations from Germany and Sweden. Applying a knowledge production function that gives the relationship between innovation input, innovation output and productivity, we find to a very large extent a common cross-country story for knowledge intensive manufacturing firms. Some interesting country-specific effects are reported as well.

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Paper provided by Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies in its series Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation with number 24.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 10 Dec 2004
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Publication status: Published in Problems and Perspectives in Management, 2004, pages 184-2004.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:cesisp:0024

Note: Other versions of the paper: Janz, N., H. Lööf and B. Peters , 2003. “ Firm Lev el Innovation and productivity - Is there a Common Story Across Countries?" Discussion Paper No 03-26, ZEW, Centre of European Economic Research, http://www.zew.de/en/publikationen.
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Keywords: Innovation; Productivity; Cross-Country Comparison; Applied Econometrics;

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