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R&D human resources in firms: What determines the educational level required?


  • Jose Garcia-Quevedo
  • Francisco Mas-Verdu
  • Jose Polo-Otero


This article analyses the determinants of the demand for R&D employees with different educational levels. The results from the estimations of an ordered logit model show that the main characteristics of the firms that explain the level of education required are university-firm cooperation, R&D intensity and how internal R&D activities are organized.

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  • Jose Garcia-Quevedo & Francisco Mas-Verdu & Jose Polo-Otero, 2011. "R&D human resources in firms: What determines the educational level required?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(16), pages 1537-1540.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:18:y:2011:i:16:p:1537-1540
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2010.548774

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