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Internationalisation, innovation and productivity in services: evidence from Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom

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  • Bettina Peters

    (Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
    University of Luxembourg)

  • Rebecca Riley

    (National Institute for Economic and Social Research
    Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies)

  • Iulia Siedschlag

    () (Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
    Trinity College Dublin)

  • Priit Vahter

    (University of Tartu)

  • John McQuinn

    (Central Bank of Ireland)

Abstract

This paper examines the links between internationalisation, innovation and productivity in service enterprises. For this purpose, we use micro data from the Community Innovation Survey 2008 in Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and estimate an augmented structural model. Our empirical evidence highlights the importance of internationalisation in the context of innovation outputs in all three countries. Our results indicate that innovation in service enterprises is linked to higher productivity. Among the innovation types that we consider, the largest productivity returns were found for marketing innovations.

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  • Bettina Peters & Rebecca Riley & Iulia Siedschlag & Priit Vahter & John McQuinn, 2018. "Internationalisation, innovation and productivity in services: evidence from Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer;Institut für Weltwirtschaft (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), vol. 154(3), pages 585-615, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:weltar:v:154:y:2018:i:3:d:10.1007_s10290-018-0313-9
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    • F61 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Microeconomic Impacts
    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives

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