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Innovation, investment and productivity: Evidence from Spanish firms

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  • Omar Licandro,
  • Reyes Maroto
  • Luis A. Puch

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In this paper we analyze the role of replacement and innovation activity in shaping investment behavior and labor productivity in a panel of Spanish manufacturing firms from 1990 to 2001. Investment is concentrated about large investment episodes, or investment spikes, whose nature varies by observable firm characteristics. We find evidence of replacement activity as a determinant of investment spikes for those firms that are not involved in process innovation nor plant expansion. Then we explore how large investment episodes transmit into the evolution of labor productivity under different innovative strategies. We find that expansionary and innovative firms increase their productivity after an investment spike. However, long learning curves seems to be associated with innovative investments. 333

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  • Omar Licandro, & Reyes Maroto & Luis A. Puch, "undated". "Innovation, investment and productivity: Evidence from Spanish firms," Working Papers 2003-30, FEDEA.
  • Handle: RePEc:fda:fdaddt:2003-30
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    1. Omar Licandro & Reyes Maroto & Luis A. Puch, "undated". "Patterns of Investment in Spanish Manufacturing Firms," Studies on the Spanish Economy 185, FEDEA.
    2. Laia Castany, 2008. "The Role of Firm Size in Training Provision Decisions: evidence from Spain," IREA Working Papers 200808, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised Jun 2008.
    3. Marco Grazzi & Nadia Jacoby & Tania Treibich, 2016. "Dynamics of investment and firm performance: comparative evidence from manufacturing industries," Empirical Economics, Springer, pages 125-179.
    4. Laia Castany & Enrique Lopez-Bazo & Rosina Moreno, 2007. "Decomposing differences in total factor productivity across firm size," IREA Working Papers 200705, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised Mar 2007.
    5. Laia Castany, 2010. "The role of size in firms' training: evidence from Spain," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 31(5), pages 563-584, August.
    6. Bruno de Oliveira Cruz & Raouf Boucekkine, 2006. "Technological Progress and Investment Microeconomic Foundations and Macroeconomic Implications," Discussion Papers 1170, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada - IPEA.
    7. Kapelko, Magdalena & Oude Lansink, Alfons & Stefanou, Spiro E., 2015. "Analyzing the impact of investment spikes on dynamic productivity growth," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 116-124.
    8. Laia Castany, 2008. "The Role of Firm Size in Training Provision Decisions: evidence from Spain," Economics of Education Working Paper Series 0028, University of Zurich, Department of Business Administration (IBW).
    9. José A. Herce, "undated". "Could this ever happen in Spain? Economic and policy aspects of a SARS-like episode," Working Papers 2004-09, FEDEA.
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    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General

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