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Unraveling the R&D-Innovation-Productivity relationship - a study of an academic endavour

Anders Broström and Staffan Karlsson
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Staffan Karlsson: Swedish Research Council & Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

No 414, Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation from Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies

Abstract: This paper accounts for the development of the academic endavour to determine the firm-level relationship between investments in R&D and productivity. The impact of 28 highly cited publications within this line of study is investigated using a combination of bibliometric techniques and citation function analysis. We show how the attention paid to this line of research broadens and deepens in parallel to the diffusion of innovation as a research theme during 2000s. Our findings also suggest that the attraction of scholarly attention is driven by combination of broadening interest in the central research question under study and boundary-pushing methodological contributions made in the key contributions.

Keywords: innovation; productivity; R&D; citation analysis; bibliometric analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B21 B23 B41 C38 D24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 18 pages
Date: 2015-06-29
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