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Technological spillovers and productivity in Italian manufacturing firms

Giuseppe Medda () and Claudio Piga ()

Journal of Productivity Analysis, 2014, vol. 41, issue 3, 419-434

Abstract: We study whether a firm’s total factor productivity dynamics is positively influenced by its own R&D activity and by the technological spillovers generated at the intra- and inter-sectorial level. Our approach corrects simultaneously for the endogeneity and the selectivity biases introduced by the use of a firm’s own R&D as a regressor. The evidence suggests that a firm’s involvement in R&D activities accounts for significant productivity gains. Firms also benefit from spillovers originating from their own industries, as well as from innovative upstream sectors. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Keywords: R&D; TFP; Selectivity; Treatment effect; C21; C80; D24; O30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1007/s11123-013-0351-1

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