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Persistence of various types of innovation analyzed and explained

Sam Tavassoli () and Charlie Karlsson ()

Research Policy, 2015, vol. 44, issue 10, 1887-1901

Abstract: This paper analyzes the persistency in innovation behavior of firms. Using five waves of the Community Innovation Survey in Sweden, we have traced the innovative behavior of firms over a ten-year period, i.e., between 2002 and 2012. We distinguish between four types of innovations: process, product, marketing, and organizational innovations. First, using transition probability matrix, we found evidence of (unconditional) state dependence in all types of innovation, with product innovators having the strongest persistent behavior. Second, using a dynamic probit model, we found evidence of “true” state dependency among all types of innovations, except marketing innovators. Once again, the strongest persistency was found for product innovators.

Keywords: Persistence; Innovation; Product innovations; Process innovations; Marketing innovations; Organizational innovations; State dependence; Heterogeneity; Firms; Community Innovation Survey (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D22 L20 O31 O32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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