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dc.contributor.authorWittkopp, Antjeen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1995-1999en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T16:31:32Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T16:31:32Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/23592-
dc.description.abstractProduct innovation is a competitive strategy in food industry. Successful product development management is a key determinant of a firm?s performance. In recent years functional foods, which are innovative food products that provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition, have become increasingly important in Germany. Using the structure-conductperformance approach it can be argued that product innovation raises barriers to entry and thus improve profitability. This study examines the effect of functional food innovative activity (compared to overall innovative activity) on the profitability of 23 German food industry sectors from 1995 to 1999. Panel data analysis also includes concentration, firm size, market size and growth, advertising expenditure and capital intensity. While a positive relationship between product introduction and profitability was hypothesized, it is not supported by data.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFE Workingpaper / Universität Kiel, Department of Food Economics and Consumption Studies 0206en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordproduct innovationen_US
dc.subject.keywordfunctional fooden_US
dc.subject.keywordmarket structureen_US
dc.subject.keywordprofitabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordstructureconduct-performance approachen_US
dc.subject.keywordfood industryen_US
dc.subject.keywordpanel data analysisen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitskosten_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwNahrungsmittelgewerbeen_US
dc.subject.stwRentabilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleMuch Ado about Nothing?- The Influence of Functional Food on Profitability of German Food Industry.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn356750957en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:caufew:0206-
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