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R&D and Productivity in Danish Firms: Some Empirical Evidence

Valdemar Smith (), Mogens Dilling-Hansen, Tor Eriksson () and Erik Madsen
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Mogens Dilling-Hansen: Aarhus University

No 2000-05, CIE Discussion Papers from University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics. Centre for Industrial Economics

Abstract: The aim of the paper is to examine the relationship between R&D capital and productivity using micro data for Danish manufacturing firms. We account for the influence of factors such as ownership, innovative characteristics and source of funding. The return to accumulated R&D capital is estimated to be in the neighbourhood of 9-12 per cent, whereas the short-run effect of R&D is insignificant. Furthermore, we analyse the direct influence from foreign ownership, source of funding, innovative characteristics and ownership dispersion on productivity. However, none of the factors seem to have an impact on firm productivity. The same is the case for the indirect influence coming from interaction with accumulated R&D capital.

Keywords: productivity; R&D; innovation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L11 D24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 19 pages
Date: 2000-09
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