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dc.contributor.authorWagner, Joachimen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-08T15:23:31Z-
dc.date.available2009-05-08T15:23:31Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24913-
dc.description.abstractUsing a knowledge production framework and a rich set of plant level data this study demonstrates that in Germany firms that are active on international markets as exporters or foreign direct investors do generate more new knowledge than firms which sell on the national market only. These differences are not only due to a larger firm size, or different industries, or the use of more researchers in these firms, but due to the fact these globally engaged firms learn more from external sources, too. The importance of these knowledge sources varies with the type of innovation. These results, which are broadly in line with the findings of a recent study using UK firm level data, can help to explain the strong positive correlation between productivity and international activities of firms. Firms that are active on markets beyond the national borders generate higher levels of new knowledge that feed into higher productivity.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMax-Planck-Inst. für Ökonomik Jenaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPapers on entrepreneurship, growth and public policy 1506en_US
dc.subject.jelF14en_US
dc.subject.jelF23en_US
dc.subject.jelO31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordExportsen_US
dc.subject.keywordforeign direct investmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordknowledge production functionen_US
dc.subject.keywordGermanyen_US
dc.subject.stwWissenen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktionsfunktionen_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwExportindustrieen_US
dc.subject.stwMultinationales Unternehmenen_US
dc.subject.stwWissenstransferen_US
dc.subject.stwLernprozessen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleInternational firm activities and innovation: evidence from knowledge production functions for German firmsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn517180669en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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