Economics at your fingertips  

Intangible factors and productivity: Evidence from Europe at the regional level

Anneli Kaasa

Business and Economic Horizons (BEH), 2018, vol. 14, issue 2, 300-325

Abstract: This study investigates how a region’s labour productivity could be influenced by intangible factors such as social capital, government quality, cultural dimensions andreligion – factors that have not received much attention in the previous literature. As another novelty, regional-level data (78 regions of 22 European countries) were analysed. In order to take into account the relationships between various factors of productivity, the structural equation modelling approach is used enabling to find out both direct and indirect effects. The results showed institutional trust and civic participation to be the most important for productivity. Individualism appeared to have a positive and masculinity and power distance a negative total effect on labourproductivity.

Keywords: Productivity; social capital; institutional quality; culture; religion; Europe (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J24 K40 O40 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) ... ivity_pp.300-325.pdf (application/pdf) (text/html)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this article

Business and Economic Horizons (BEH) is currently edited by Orifjan Namozov, Ph.D.

More articles in Business and Economic Horizons (BEH) from Prague Development Center Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Jaroslav Holecek ().

Page updated 2018-06-23
Handle: RePEc:pdc:jrnbeh:v:14:y:2018:i:2:p:300-325