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Using Innovation Surveys for Econometric Analysis

  • Jacques Mairesse
  • Pierre Mohnen

After presenting the history, the evolution and the content of innovation surveys, we discuss the characteristics of the data they contain and the challenge they pose to the analyst and the econometrician. We document the two uses that have been made of these data: the construction of scoreboards for monitoring innovation and the scholarly analysis of various issue related to innovation. In particular we review the questions examined and the results obtained regarding the determinants, the effects, the complementarities, and the dynamics of innovation. We conclude by suggesting ways to improve the data collection and their econometric analysis. Dans cet article de survol sur les utilisations des enquêtes innovation, nous commençons par présenter leur historique et les informations qu'elles apportent. Nous discutons en détail les caractéristiques des données fournies et les difficultés qu'elles peuvent poser pour les analyses. Nous considérons successivement les deux usages auxquelles ces données servent principalement : la construction d'indicateurs et de « scoreboard » de l'innovation et les études économétriques sur différents thèmes ayant trait à l'innovation. Nous passons ainsi en revue les questions posées et les résultats obtenus par les études sur les déterminants de l'innovation, sur ses effets, sur les complémentarités entre types d'innovation et sur sa dynamique. Nous concluons par une liste de suggestions pour améliorer la conception et l'organisation des enquêtes innovation et pour progresser dans leur analyse économétrique.

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