The relationship between firm size and innovation activity: a double decision approach

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dc.contributor.author Martínez Ros, Ester
dc.contributor.author Labeaga, José M.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-23T18:28:25Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-23T18:28:25Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2002, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 35-50
dc.identifier.issn 1043-8599 (paper)
dc.identifier.issn 1476-8364 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/7786
dc.description.abstract The main purpose of this paper is to analyse the relationship between firm size and innovation activity using Spanish data at firm level corresponding to the manufacturing sector for the period 1990-93. This exercise is different to previous applications because we allow for different size effects in the decision to innovate and the innovation count equation, in the context of a double-hurdle approach. Several tests confirm the hurdle negbin model. We find that firm size is a relevant factor, although size effects are different in both decisions. A robust result from the different specifications estimated is the rejection of the Gilbert and Newbery hypotheses. We find out that the behaviour of firm size is neither linear in the decision nor in thc count equation. We also provide additional, and sometimes different, evidence to previous Spanish studies on R&D.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
dc.rights © Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
dc.subject.other Product innovation
dc.subject.other Process innovation
dc.subject.other Count data
dc.subject.other Negbin Hurdle model
dc.title The relationship between firm size and innovation activity: a double decision approach
dc.type article
dc.type.review PeerReviewed
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10438590210894
dc.subject.eciencia Empresa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/10438590210894
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 35
dc.identifier.publicationissue 1
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 50
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Economics of Innovation and New Technology
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 11
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