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Blinder-Oaxaca Approach to Identify Innovation Differences in Transition Countries

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  • Raul Caruso

    (Department of Economic Policy and CSEA, Catholic University of Sacred Heart; CESPIC, Catholic University "Our Lady of Good Counsel")

  • Antonella Biscione

    (CESPIC, Catholic University "Our Lady of Good Counsel")

  • Dorothée Boccanfuso

    (Faculté de Gouvernance, Sciences Economiques et Sociales, Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique)

  • Annunziata de Felice

    (Department of Law, University of Bari Aldo Moro)

Abstract

By the use of firm-level data coming from the Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey (BEEPS V) conducted in 2012-2014, this paper aims to investigate the sources of the possible gender ownership gap in innovativeness in a set of Transition economies. Through the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition that allows us to define the factors responsible for the differences in the propensity to innovate between female-owned and male-owned firms, we find that the innovation disparity between firms with females among their owners and those having only male owners is mainly due to the differences in endowment effects. Tangible and intangible assets affect the innovation gap between the two groups of firms.

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  • Raul Caruso & Antonella Biscione & Dorothée Boccanfuso & Annunziata de Felice, 2020. "Blinder-Oaxaca Approach to Identify Innovation Differences in Transition Countries," Working Papers 1008, European Centre of Peace Science, Integration and Cooperation (CESPIC), Catholic University 'Our Lady of Good Counsel'.
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    Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition; non-linear model; gender ownership; innovation gap; Transition Countries;
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    JEL classification:

    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
    • P23 - Political Economy and Comparative Economic Systems - - Socialist and Transition Economies - - - Factor and Product Markets; Industry Studies; Population

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