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Blinder-Oaxaca Approach to Identify Innovation Differences in Transition Countries


  • Antonella Biscione

    (CESPIC, Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel”)

  • Dorothée Boccanfuso

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

  • Raul Caruso

    (CESPIC, Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel”)

  • Annunziata de Felice

    (Department of Law, University of Bari Aldo Moro)


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 we highlight the factors explaining 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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  • Antonella Biscione & Dorothée Boccanfuso & Raul Caruso & Annunziata de Felice, 2020. "Blinder-Oaxaca Approach to Identify Innovation Differences in Transition Countries," Cahiers de recherche 20-09, Departement d'économique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
  • Handle: RePEc:shr:wpaper:20-09

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    Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition; non-linear model; gender ownership; innovation gap; Transition Countries;
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    • 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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