ZEW Economic Studies

Innovation and Firm Performance

An Empirical Investigation for German Firms

Authors: Peters, Bettina

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The process of firms’ growth – in terms of productivity or employment – is a major concern of policy makers. In this context, innovations are considered to play a crucial role in stimulating firms’ performance. This book investigates this general hypothesis by looking at three topics: 1. Does innovation lead to an increase in employment growth? 2. Does innovation boost labour productivity? 3. Does innovation in one period improve innovation performance in subsequent periods? Based on a comprehensive innovation panel dataset for German firms, this book presents detailed results for each question, in particular by separating the effects induced by new products from those induced by the introduction of new production technologies. From a theoretical point of view, amongst others, a new multi-product model has been developed to study employment effects.

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eBook $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovation and Firm Performance
Book Subtitle
An Empirical Investigation for German Firms
Authors
Series Title
ZEW Economic Studies
Series Volume
38
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-2026-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7908-2026-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2025-6
Series ISSN
1615-6781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 226
Topics