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Blinder-Oaxaca Approach to Identify Innovation Differences in Transition Countries

Antonella Biscione, Dorothee Boccanfuso (), Raul Caruso () and Annunziata de Felice
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Antonella Biscione: CESPIC, Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel”
Annunziata de Felice: Department of Law, University of Bari Aldo Moro

Cahiers de recherche from Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke

Abstract: By the use of firm-level data coming from the Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey (BEEPS V) conducted in 2012–2014, this paper aims to investigate the sources of the possible gender ownership gap in innovativeness in a set of Transition economies. Through the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition we highlight the factors explaining the differences in the propensity to innovate between female-owned and male-owned firms. We find that the innovation disparity between firms with females among their owners and those having only male owners is mainly due to the differences in endowment effects. Tangible and intangible assets affect the innovation gap between the two groups of firms.

Keywords: Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition; non-linear model; gender ownership; innovation gap; Transition Countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O32 J12 P23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 29 pages
Date: 2020-10
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