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Une analyse de R&D industrielle de longue période : le cas de l'industrie informatique

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  • Christian Genthon


    (LEPII - Laboratoire d'Economie de la Production et de l'Intégration Internationale - Grenoble 2 UPMF - Université Pierre Mendès France - CNRS)

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    This article takes another look at the theme of the relations between innovation, profitability and size from a long-term analysis (18 years from 1983 to 2000) of the computer industry. The industrial dynamics of the industry induces us to hypothesize that a change into the industrial organisation has taken place during the period. The empirical analysis is realised from a proprietary database built upon the sixty first firms of the sector. It is shown that no relation exist between R&D spending and size of the firm. It is also shown that the same occurs between R&D spending and profitability. On the other hand, the relation between profit and size is more complex: it depends on the time period studied and so on the industrial organisation of the industry.

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    Date of creation: 2007
    Publication status: Published in Innovations, Cahiers d'économie de l'innovation, 2007, pp.69-84
    Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00146804
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