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R&D and firm growth rate variance

  • Alex Coad


    (Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena, Germany)

  • Rekha Rao


    (School of Management, University of Bath)

Investment in R&D is positively associated with the variance of sales growth and, to a lesser extent, employment growth. The magnitude of this effect has not increased in recent decades, however.

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Volume (Year): 30 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 702-708

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00620
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