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Does R&D Intensity Contribute to Technical Efficiency in Turkey?

Elif Kalaycı () and Mehmet Pamukçu ()

Iktisat Isletme ve Finans, 2014, vol. 29, issue 336, 09-30

Abstract: The effect of R&D intensity and R&D spillovers on the technical efficiency of R&D performers has not been examined for the Turkish manufacturing sector. This study investigates whether R&D intensity and R&D spillovers contribute to firms’ technical efficiency. Employing stochastic frontier analysis, we use micro-level data for 2003-2007 R&D performers. We find that neither R&D intensity nor R&D spillovers exert a statistically significant effect on the technical efficiency of low-tech R&D performers. On the other hand for high-mid tech R&D performers R&D spillovers are found to affect technical efficiency of positively. Subcontracting work and having a large market share are also positively related with technical efficiency.

Keywords: R&D; R&D Spillovers; Technical efficiency; Manufacturing Industry; Stochastic frontier analysis; Turkey (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D24 L60 O32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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