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Foreign Capital, Credit Constraints and Continuity of Firms’ R&D

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  • Pilar Beneito

    (Departamento de Análisis Económico. Facultad de Economia, Avda-Tarongers, s/n, 46022- Valencia, SPAIN.)

  • Maria Engracia Rochina-Barrachina

    (Departamento de Estructura Económica. Facultad de Economia, Avda-Tarongers, s/n, 46022- Valencia, SPAIN.)

  • Amparo Sanchis

    (Departamento de Estructura Económica. Facultad de Economia, Avda-Tarongers, s/n, 46022- Valencia, SPAIN.)

Abstract

Using data for Spanish manufacturing firms in the period 1990-2006, we show that firms with foreign capital are significantly less likely to stop already initiated R&D projects and also more likely to sustain R&D investment when facing credit constraints. These results are robust to positive selection of target firms by foreign companies and to firms’ fixed effects.

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  • Pilar Beneito & Maria Engracia Rochina-Barrachina & Amparo Sanchis, 2015. "Foreign Capital, Credit Constraints and Continuity of Firms’ R&D," Working Papers 1506, Department of Applied Economics II, Universidad de Valencia.
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    1. Juan A. Máñez Castillejo & Oscar Vicente-Chirivella, 2019. "Exports of Spanish manufacturing firms and financial constraints," Working Papers 1921, Department of Applied Economics II, Universidad de Valencia.
    2. Quan Tran & Anh‐Tuan Doan & Thao Tran, 2021. "Small and medium enterprises' credit access, ownership structure and job development," Australian Economic Papers, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 60(4), pages 710-735, December.

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    Keywords

    foreign capital; credit constraints; R&D investment; interruptions in R&D.;
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    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
    • L6 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights

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