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Do Intangible Investments Affect Companies' Productivity Performance?

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  • Mary O'Mahony

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  • Dr Michela Vecchi

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Using company accounts data for 5 countries (US, UK, Japan, France and Germany) we analyse the relationship between intangibles and productivity. We integrate the company data with industry information on tangible and intangible investments and skill composition of the labour force. The industry data are summarised in two different taxonomies, factor and skill intensive groups, obtained using cluster analysis. These are included in the econometric specification in the form of shift and interactive dummies. The results provide evidence of higher productivity in R&D intensive industries. This can be interpreted as evidence in favour of the presence of spillover effects.

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Paper provided by National Institute of Economic and Social Research in its series NIESR Discussion Papers with number 141.

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Date of creation: Oct 2002
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Handle: RePEc:nsr:niesrd:141

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  1. Richard Harris & Catherine Robinson, 2003. "Foreign Ownership and Productivity in the United Kingdom Estimates for U.K. Manufacturing Using the ARD," Review of Industrial Organization, Springer, vol. 22(3), pages 207-223, May.
  2. Crespi, Gustavo & Criscuolo, Chiara & Haskel, Jonathan, 2007. "Information Technology, Organisational Change and Productivity," CEPR Discussion Papers 6105, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  3. Nasrollahi Shahri, Nima, 2010. "The Effectiveness of international investment instruments on the amount of foreign investment (a case study of Iran)," MPRA Paper 36317, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Marko Ogorevc & Miroslav VerbiÄ, 2013. "Ownership and wages: spatial econometric approach," International Journal of Sustainable Economy, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 5(2), pages 207-224.
  5. Ergun Dogan & Koi Nyen Wong & Michael Meow-Chung Yap, 2010. "Turnover, Ownership and Productivity in Malaysian Manufacturing," Monash Economics Working Papers 13-10, Monash University, Department of Economics.
  6. Yama Temouri & Nigel L. Driffield & Dolores Añón Higón, 2008. "Analysis of Productivity Differences among Foreign and Domestic Firms: Evidence from Germany," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, vol. 144(1), pages 32-54, April.
  7. Gustavo Crespi & Chiara Criscuolo & Jonathan Haskel, 2006. "Information Technology, Organisational Change and Productivity Growth: Evidence from UK Firms," Working Papers 558, Queen Mary, University of London, School of Economics and Finance.
  8. Dirk Willem Te Velde, 2002. "Foreign Ownership and Wages in British Establishments," The Economic and Social Review, Economic and Social Studies, vol. 33(1), pages 101-108.

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