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Productivity growth persistence: firm strategies, size and system properties

In: The Evolutionary Complexity of Endogenous Innovation

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  • Cristiano Antonelli
  • Francesco Crespi
  • Giuseppe Scellato

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This chapter analyses the dynamics of path dependence, exploring the determinants of the persistence of firm productivity, here measured by total factor productivity (TFP). It highlights the crucial role of the interplay between the internal characteristics of companies, including their size and management strategies, and system properties such as access conditions to local pools of knowledge and the dynamics of economic activity in assessing the dynamics. Analysis of transition probability matrices (TPMs) and econometric analysis provide substantial evidence of the relevance of the mix of individual and systemic factors in shaping persistence as a path-dependent process in which events that take place along the process affect its direction and the pace of productivity dynamics.

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  • Cristiano Antonelli & Francesco Crespi & Giuseppe Scellato, 2018. "Productivity growth persistence: firm strategies, size and system properties," Chapters, in: The Evolutionary Complexity of Endogenous Innovation, chapter 8, pages 176-202, Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
    • L20 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - General
    • M20 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - General
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship

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