Testing the Schumpeterian Hypothesis
Zoltan Acs () and
David Audretsch ()
Eastern Economic Journal, 1988, vol. 14, issue 2, 129-140
The late Joseph Schumpeter had opposing views about economic development. In his earlier work, he argued that innovation is promoted by the presence of entrepreneurs outside the firm. Later, he argued that innovation activity is promoted by large firms, for whom the innovation process in endogenous. This paper uses a direct measure of innovation to test the later Schumpeterian hypothesis. The authors find support for bo th the early and later Schumpeterian hypotheses about innovation.
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