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Persistence of innovation in Dutch manufacturing : is it spurious?

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  • Raymond, W.

    (Quantitative Economics)

  • Mohnen, P.

    (Mt Economic Research Inst on Innov/Techn)

  • Palm, F.C.

    (Quantitative Economics)

  • Schim van der Loeff, S.

    (Quantitative Economics)

Abstract

This paper studies the persistence of innovation and the dynamics of innovation output in Dutch manufacturing using firm data from three waves of the Community Innovation Surveys (CIS), pertaining to the periods 1994-1996, 1996-1998, and 1998-2000. We estimate by maximum likelihood a dynamic panel data type 2 tobit model accounting for individual effects and handling the initial conditions problem. We find that there is no evidence of true persistence in achieving technological product or process innovations, while past shares of innovative sales condition, albeit to a small extent, current shares of innovative sales.
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  • Raymond, W. & Mohnen, P. & Palm, F.C. & Schim van der Loeff, S., 2006. "Persistence of innovation in Dutch manufacturing : is it spurious?," Research Memorandum 009, Maastricht University, Maastricht Research School of Economics of Technology and Organization (METEOR).
  • Handle: RePEc:unm:umamet:2006009
    DOI: 10.26481/umamet.2006009
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    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C34 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Truncated and Censored Models; Switching Regression Models
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives

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