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The Impact of Technological and Non-Technological Innovations on Firm Growth

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  • Ali-Yrkkö, Jyrki
  • Martikainen, Olli
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    This study investigates the relationship between innovations and firm growth, based on the data of Finnish firms operating in the software industry. We find that in terms of turnover and employment, firms with only technological innovations do not grow more rapidly than other firms. However, firm growth is positively associated with the combination of technological and non-technological innovations.

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    Paper provided by The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy in its series Discussion Papers with number 1165.

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    Length: 19 pages
    Date of creation: 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:rif:dpaper:1165

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    Keywords: innovation; technological; non-technological; research and development; firm; turnover; employment; growth; Finland;

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    1. Schmidt, Tobias & Rammer, Christian, 2007. "Non-technological and Technological Innovation: Strange Bedfellows?," ZEW Discussion Papers 07-052, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
    2. Piergiuseppe Morone & Giuseppina Testa, 2008. "Firms Growth, Size And Innovation An Investigation Into The Italian Manufacturing Sector," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(4), pages 311-329.
    3. Evans, David S., 1986. "Tests of Alternative Theories of Firm Growth," Working Papers, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University 86-36, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University.
    4. Del Monte, Alfredo & Papagni, Erasmo, 2003. "R&D and the growth of firms: empirical analysis of a panel of Italian firms," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 32(6), pages 1003-1014, June.
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