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R&D, Worker Training, and Innovation: Firm-level evidence

Xulia González (), Daniel Miles and Consuelo Pazó ()

No 1203, Working Papers from Universidade de Vigo, Departamento de Economía Aplicada

Abstract: This paper analyzes the effects of R&D and worker training on innovation performance in a sample of Spanish manufacturing firms while distinguishing between large and small firms. Our findings suggest that R&D is a key factor in explaining firm innovation performance, and that worker training investment also has a significant effect, albeit one of less magnitude. The results confirm a complementary relationship: training reinforces the effect of R&D on innovation performance. The effects differ according to firm size and industry.

Keywords: R&D; Worker Training; Innovation; Probit (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D22 L60 M53 O30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 32 pages
Date: 2012-09
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-ent, nep-eur, nep-ino and nep-knm
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