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High-growth firms, innovation and the distance to the frontier

Werner Hölzl () and Klaus Friesenbichler ()

Economics Bulletin, 2010, vol. 30, issue 2, 1016-1024

Abstract: This paper studies the differences in the R&D and innovation behaviour of high-growth firms for 16 EU countries. The results confirm that R&D and innovation are important characteristics for high-growth firms in countries close to the technological frontier, but not for high-growth firms in countries further away from the technological frontier.

Keywords: R&D; high-growth firms; innovation; Europe; distance to the frontier; CIS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O3 L2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-04-13
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