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The transatlantic productivity gap - Is R&D the main culprit

The transatlantic productivity gap - Is R&D the main culprit

The literature has pointed to different causes to explain the productivity gap between Europe and United States in the last decades. This paper tests the hypothesis that the lower European...

R&D and Endogenous Productivity of Heterogeneous Firms

R&D and Endogenous Productivity of Heterogeneous Firms

The present paper studies the role of R&D on firm productivity and, in particular, the marginal impact of R&D. In order to account for deficiencies of the knowledge capital model, we relax two...

Globalisation, industrial diversification, and productivity growth in large European R&D companies

Globalisation, industrial diversification, and productivity growth in large European R&D companies

This paper aims to assess the impact of both geographic and industrial diversification of economic activities on the productivity performance of large European R&D Multinational Enterprises (MNEs)....

A look at business growth and contraction in Europe

A look at business growth and contraction in Europe

We use a new database on business growth dynamics across countries developed in partnership with researchers and statistical agencies in 11 countries to examine the distribution of business growth in...

How corporate R&D affects firms' productivity - empirical evidence and toehold for targeted policy measures

How corporate R&D affects firms' productivity - empirical evidence and toehold for targeted policy measures

The main objective of this study is to investigate the impact of corporate R&D activities on firms' performance (using productivity as a proxy). To this end, the stochastic frontier technique is...

The Race between R&D and ICT - Evidence on Firm Level Impacts on Innovation, Skills and Productivity

The Race between R&D and ICT - Evidence on Firm Level Impacts on Innovation, Skills and Productivity

Both Research and Development (R&D) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) investment have been identified as sources of relative innovation underperformance in Europe vis-à-vis the United...

R&D, Innovation and Productivity, and the CIS - Sampling, Specification and Comparability Issues

R&D, Innovation and Productivity, and the CIS - Sampling, Specification and Comparability Issues

We construct and estimate a modified version of the Crépon, Duguet and Mairesse (1998) model to investigate the links between R&D, innovation output and productivity. We propose a model specification...

Internationalization, R&D and Productivity - Evidence for Great Britain

Internationalization, R&D and Productivity - Evidence for Great Britain

R&D investment is an important driver of productivity gains. However, firms differ in their ability to appropriate the returns to their R&D efforts. This paper analyses to what extent firm's...

Globalisation, industrial diversification and productivity growth in large European R&D companies

Globalisation, industrial diversification and productivity growth in large European R&D companies

This paper aims to assess the impact of both geographic and industrial diversification of economic activities on the productivity performance of large European R&D Multinational Enterprises (MNEs)....

Corporate R&D and firm efficiency - Evidence from Europe's top R&D investors

Corporate R&D and firm efficiency - Evidence from Europe's top R&D investors

The main objective of this study is to investigate the impact of corporate R&D activities on firm performance, measured by labour productivity. To this end, the stochastic frontier technique is used...

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