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Title:Do R&D subsidies matter? Evidence for the German service sector PDF Logo
Authors:Czarnitzki, Dirk
Fier, Andreas
Issue Date:2001
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 01-19
Abstract:In recent times the service sector is often called the driving force of today?s economies. This paper analyses the innovative activities of German service firms. We investigate whether firms that receive public subsidies for innovation projects engage more in innovative activities than others. Additionally, we test the hypothesis that innovative firms are more likely to get public grants in the future. Empirically, it turns out that public grants raise the firms? privately financed innovative activities. The more grants a firm has received in the past, the more it invests in current innovation projects. Furthermore, innovating firms are more likely to have future access to public grants. Additionally, the share of university graduates of firms' total employees is an important factor for future participation in public R&D schemes.
Subjects:Innovation
Public R&D Subsidies
Service Sector
Policy Evaluation
JEL:H32
C24
O31
C20
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des ZEW
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