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R&D subsidies and the performance of high-tech start-ups

  • Colombo, Massimo G.
  • Grilli, Luca
  • Murtinu, Samuele

This paper addresses the question of the efficacy of R&D policy measures in support of high-tech start-ups. We show that subsidies awarded on a competitive basis lead to a positive effect, while those assigned through an automatic procedure do not.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 112 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 97-99

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