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Les entreprises (industrielles) françaises sont-elles à la frontière technologique ?

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  • Claire Lelarge

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Does economic growth require innovation? Do firms need specific favorable conditions in order to innovate? We try to bring some empirical evidence to these questions. Our results underline the crucial role of R&D activities and the persistence of innovation behavior. Moreover benefits (in terms of productivity) resulting from innovation are differentiated according to the initial technological level. Innovating firms seem to contribute significantly to the economic growth over the recent period. Classification JEL : O31, O33, O47, L60

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  • Claire Lelarge, 2006. "Les entreprises (industrielles) françaises sont-elles à la frontière technologique ?," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 57(3), pages 473-484.
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    1. Córcoles, David & Triguero, Ángela & Cuerva, María Carmen, 2016. "Comparing persistence of product and process innovation: A discrete-time duration analysis of innovation spells," Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), vol. 10, pages 1-35.
    2. Christian Le Bas & Caroline Mothe & Thuc Uyen Nguyen-Thi, 2015. "The differentiated impacts of organizational innovation practices on technological innovation persistence," Post-Print halshs-01497289, HAL.
    3. Christian Le Bas & Caroline Mothe & Thuc Uyen Nguyen-Thi, 2015. "The differentiated impacts of organizational innovation practices on technological innovation persistence," Post-Print hal-01301433, HAL.

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    JEL classification:

    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • O47 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General

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