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Author Peters, Bettina

Title Innovation and firm performance : an empirical investigation for German firms / Bettina Peters
Published Heidelberg ; New York : Physica-Verlag, ©2008
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 226 pages) : illustrations
Series ZEW economic studies ; vol. 38
ZEW economic studies ; vol. 38.
Contents Front Matter; Introduction; Data Set and Descriptive Analysis; Employment Effects of Innovation Activities; Productivity Effects of Innovation Activities; Persistence Effects of Innovation Activities; Summary and Conclusion; Back Matter
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-226)
Notes English
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Subject Technological innovations -- Economic aspects -- Germany
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Industrial Technology.
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects -- Germany.
Science économique.
Economie de l'entreprise.
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007941521
ISBN 9783790820263