Product Innovation and Firm Growth: Evidence from the Integrated Circuits Industry
Applied research on growth and innovation seems to suggest that successful innovations do not significantly enhance firm growth. This paper tests the hypothesis that the level of observation at which applied research is typically conducted hampers identification of a significant association between innovation and sales growth rates. Exploiting a unique data set, we find that product innovations commercialized in the immediate past positively affect the corporate revenue streams of semiconductor companies.
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