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Can One Discriminate between High-Growth Firms in Terms of Their Technology Specificity? An Empirical Verification


  • Lidija Zajec

    (Faculty of Economics, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

  • Maks Tajnikar

    (Faculty of Economics, Ljubljana, Slovenia)


The authors aim to address two issues relating to the asset specificity of firms with respect to their technology. By applying discriminant analysis to a sample of fast-growing firms, they attempt to develop simple and robust prediction equations. These equations would in turn utilise a few items of circumstantial information regarding firms to predict whether they are likely to invest relatively more in the R&D of new products or services or if they are likely to possess more or less specific technology.

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  • Lidija Zajec & Maks Tajnikar, 2006. "Can One Discriminate between High-Growth Firms in Terms of Their Technology Specificity? An Empirical Verification," Zagreb International Review of Economics and Business, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, vol. 9(Special C), pages 169-184, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:zag:zirebs:v:9:y:2006:i:sci:p:169-184

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    firms; technology; R&D;

    JEL classification:

    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D


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