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Innovation capabilities and returns to scale

  • Carine Peeters
  • Bruno Van Pottelsberghe

Specific innovation capabilities enable large firms to depart from constant returns to scale and benefit from significant economies of scale. These capabilities improve the quality of the labor force organization and therefore positively impact labor productivity.

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Paper provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its series Working Papers CEB with number 05-002.RS.

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Length: 6 p.
Date of creation: 2005
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Publication status: Published by: Solvay Business School, Centre Emile Bernheim
Handle: RePEc:sol:wpaper:05-002
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  1. Loof, Hans & Heshmati, Almas, 2002. "Knowledge capital and performance heterogeneity: : A firm-level innovation study," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 76(1), pages 61-85, March.
  2. Baldwin, John R. & Johnson, Joanne, 1996. "Business strategies in more- and less-innovative firms in Canada," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 25(5), pages 785-804, August.
  3. Carine Peeters & Bruno Van Pottelsberghe, 2003. "Measuring innovation competencies and performances: a survey of large firms in Belgium," Working Papers CEB 04-005.RS, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  4. Hall, Bronwyn H. & Mairesse, Jacques, 1995. "Exploring the relationship between R&D and productivity in French manufacturing firms," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 65(1), pages 263-293, January.
  5. Carine Peeters & Bruno Van Pottelsberghe, 2003. "Organizational competencies and innovation performances: the case of large firms in Belgium," Working Papers CEB 04-006.RS, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
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