EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Producing Innovations: Determinants of Innovativity and Efficiency

J. Bos, Ryan C.R. van Lamoen and Mark W.J.L. Sanders

DEGIT Conference Papers from DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade

Abstract: In this paper we estimate, using stochastic frontier estimation techniques, the relationship between R&D inputs a innovative output in a sample of Dutch firms. We find that over 63% of between firm variation in observed "innovativeness" can be attributed to inefficiency in the innovation process. The remainder is due to differences in the innovation production process itself. We derive our results including the usual controls and find in addition that large firms tend to look more innovative. But when considered more carefully large firms turn out to be less efficient. With standard estimation techniques this inefficiency is masked by a more productive innovation technology. We thus find evidence of economies of scale in line with the Schumpeter mark II hypothesis (large firms are more innovative), but also show that large firms tend to operate at lower levels of efficiency.

Keywords: Innovation; Scale Economies; Frontier (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D21 G21 L10 O3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 17 pages
Date: 2011-09
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-eff, nep-ent, nep-ino, nep-knm, nep-sbm and nep-tid
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (4) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://degit.sam.sdu.dk/papers/degit_16/c016_060.pdf (application/pdf)
Our link check indicates that this URL is bad, the error code is: 500 Can't connect to degit.sam.sdu.dk:80 (No such host is known. )

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: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:deg:conpap:c016_060

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in DEGIT Conference Papers from DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Jan Pedersen ().

 
Page updated 2023-11-23
Handle: RePEc:deg:conpap:c016_060