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R&D Activities and their Impact on Firm Growth in Austria


  • Martin Falk



An increase of investment in research and development leads to a higher firm growth rate in subsequent years. Between 1995 and 2006, a 10 percent rise in R&D intensity accelerated employment growth by 0.6 to 1.8 percentage points per year, depending on the period observed and on a ceteris paribus basis, although the effect decreased in recent years. However, the growth effect generated by R&D activities varies considerably between firms and is strongest among expanding companies.

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  • Martin Falk, 2009. "R&D Activities and their Impact on Firm Growth in Austria," WIFO Monatsberichte (monthly reports), WIFO, vol. 82(3), pages 181-194, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfo:monber:y:2009:i:3:p:181-194

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