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Comparing the Innovation Performance of Canadian Firms and those of Selected European Countries: An Econometric Analysis

  • Pierre Mohnen
  • Pierre Therrien

This paper follows on Therrien and Mohnen (2001). Here, we compare the innovation performance of manufacturing firms in Canada and four European countries - Germany, France, Ireland, and Spain - on the basis of an econometric model that identifies some of the determinants of the probability to innovate and of the intensity of innovation. We estimate jointly a probit for the incidence of innovation and a censored ordered probit for the intensity of innovation. The analysis is performed on the data from Statistics Canada's 1999 Innovation Survey and Eurostat's second Community Innovation Survey.Due to administrative constraints, data from Europe and Canada cannot be pooled together. From the estimates we compare and disentangle the observed and the expected innovation intensities in Canada and in Europe, using the framework developed by Mairesse and Mohnen (2002).Canada has a higher proportion of innovating firms but a lower share of innovative sales for its innovating firms. From the two effects combined we expect a typical Canadian firm to have a slightly higher share of innovative sales. The effects of firm size, cooperation in innovation, and government support make Canadian firms slightly more innovative than European firms, whereas the sectoral composition of output, the pressure of competition, the scope of innovation activities, and the novelty of innovation confer a slight advantage to Europe. Cette étude fait suite à celle de Therrien et Mohnen (2001). Cette fois-ci, nous comparons les performances en matière d'innovation des entreprises du Canada et de quatre pays européens - l'Allemagne, la France, l'Irlande et l'Espagne - à partir d'un modèle économétrique, où nous identifions quelques-uns des facteurs qui déterminent la probabilité d'innover et l'intensité d'innovation. Nous estimons conjointement un probit pour la probabilité d'innover et un probit ordonné pour l'intensité d'innover. Pour des raisons administratives, nous ne sommes pas en mesure d'empiler les données canadiennes et européennes. Ensuite, nous comparons les probabilités et les intensités d'innover observées et attendues en utilisant le cadre de décomposition développé par Mairesse et Mohnen (2002).Plus d'entreprises innovent au Canada que dans les quatre pays européens, mais parmi celles qui innovent les européennes ont un plus grand chiffre d'affaires en produits innovants. La taille des entreprises, la coopération en innovation et l'aide gouvernementale favorisent l'innovation au Canada, tandis que la composition sectorielle, la pression concurrentielle, le nombre d'activités innovantes et le degré de nouveauté des produits confèrent un léger avantage aux entreprises européennes de notre échantillon.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 01 Sep 2002
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Handle: RePEc:cir:cirwor:2002s-80
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