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Innovations and productivity: the shift during the 2008 crisis

  • Grigorii V. Teplykh

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    (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

Innovations and related knowledge are important drivers of corporate success in modern economies. However the crisis of 2008 strongly influenced investment decisions including R&D expenditure. This may be explained by the fact that the crisis has changed a transformation of corporate resources into economic benefit. Innovation activity is found to be a survival factor during the downturn. The aim of this study is to investigate how the crisis has changed relations between innovation and firm performance in western Europe. We apply a structural framework of the CDM model which takes into account endogeneity and selection bias. The study is based on new balanced panel data of 429 western European manufacturing firms.

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Paper provided by National Research University Higher School of Economics in its series HSE Working papers with number WP BRP 23/STI/2014.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 2014
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Publication status: Published in WP BRP Series: Science, Technology and Innovation / STI, January 2014, pages 1-26
Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:23sti2014
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