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Alterung und technologisches Innovationspotential : Eine Linked-Employer-Employee-Analyse

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Wachstum in modernen Ökonomien ist wesentlich durch das Innovationsverhalten von Firmen bestimmt. Aus demographischer Sicht fragt sich, ob die absehbare Alterung der Arbeitskräfte das Innovationspotential der Ökonomien beeinflusst. Um diese Frage zu beantworten, untersucht der Beitrag auf Basis eines deutschen Linked-Employer- Employee-Datensatzes, ob eine ältere Belegschaft die Fähigkeit eines Betriebes, Produktinnovationen zu generieren, vermindert. Das Vorgehen basiert auf einem Ordered- Logit-Ansatz, wobei das Innovationspotential einer Firma auf deren Altersstruktur regressiert wird. In der Analyse zeigen sich signifikante Alterseffekte. Das geschätzte Alters-Innovations-Profil folgt einem umgekehrt u-förmigen Verlauf, es erreicht sein Maximum bei einem Alter von ca. 40 Jahren. Eine gesonderte Schätzung zeigt darüber hinaus, dass insbesondere das Alter der Ingenieure von Relevanz ist.

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  • Schneider, Lutz, 2007. "Alterung und technologisches Innovationspotential : Eine Linked-Employer-Employee-Analyse," IWH Discussion Papers 2/2007, Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:iwhdps:iwh-2-07
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    1. Meyer, Jenny, 2007. "Older Workers and the Adoption of New Technologies," ZEW Discussion Papers 07-050, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
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    Keywords

    innovation; ageing; linked-employer-employee-analysis;

    JEL classification:

    • J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
    • 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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