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

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  • Schneider, Lutz

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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Paper provided by Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) in its series IWH Discussion Papers with number 2/2007.

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