Innovativity: A comparison across seven European countries

Mohnen, Pierre, Mairesse, Jacques and Dagenais, Marcel J. (2006). Innovativity: A comparison across seven European countries. UNU-MERIT.

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    Author Mohnen, Pierre
    Mairesse, Jacques
    Dagenais, Marcel J.
    Title Innovativity: A comparison across seven European countries
    Publication Date 2006
    Place of Publication Maastricht, NL
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Pages 62
    Abstract This paper proposes a framework to account for innovation similar to the usual accounting framework in production analysis and a measure of innovativity comparable to that of total factor productivity. This innovation accounting framework is illustrated using micro-aggregated firm data from the first Community Innovation Surveys (CIS1) for seven European countries: Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Italy for the year 1992. Based on the estimation of a generalized Tobit model and measuring innovation as the share of total sales due to improved or new products, it compares the propensity to innovate, and the innovation intensity conditional and unconditional on being innovative, across the seven countries and low- and high-tech manufacturing sectors. Even with relatively few explanatory variables our innovation framework already accounts for sizeable differences in country innovation intensity. It also shows that differences in innovativity across countries can be nonetheless very large.
    Keyword Innovation
    R&D
    Comparison
    Self-selection
    Europe
    JEL C35
    L60
    031
    033
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2006
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 18719872
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