R&D, Worker Training, and Innovation: Firm-level evidence
AbstractThis paper analyzes the effects of R&D and worker training on innovation performance in a sample of Spanish manufacturing firms while distinguishing between large and small firms. Our findings suggest that R&D is a key factor in explaining firm innovation performance, and that worker training investment also has a significant effect, albeit one of less magnitude. The results confirm a complementary relationship: training reinforces the effect of R&D on innovation performance. The effects differ according to firm size and industry.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Universidade de Vigo, Departamento de Economía Aplicada in its series Working Papers with number 1203.
Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2012
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R&D; Worker Training; Innovation; Probit;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- D22 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis
- L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General
- M53 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Personnel Economics - - - Training
- O30 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-10-27 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2012-10-27 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-ENT-2012-10-27 (Entrepreneurship)
- NEP-EUR-2012-10-27 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-INO-2012-10-27 (Innovation)
- NEP-KNM-2012-10-27 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
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