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Ownership structure and innovation: Is there a real link

  • Raquel Ortega Argiles
  • Rosina Moreno Serrano
  • Jordi Surinach Caralt

    (Universitat de Barcelona)

This work focuses on the study of the relationship between ownership and control structure of the company and its innovative activity. Its aim consists of analysing the role that may be played by determinants within the company related to ownership structure when the decision to incur research and development activities is taken as well as on the output of this innovative process. Among these determinants we may think of issues such as who owns the firm and how the control of decision-making is distributed, the nature of this control and the level of concentration of ownership, among others. The study is carried out for the year 2001 using a representative sample of Spanish manufacturing industries.

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Paper provided by Universitat de Barcelona. Espai de Recerca en Economia in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 111.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: 2004
Handle: RePEc:bar:bedcje:2004111
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