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Title:Endogenous Firm Heterogeneity, ICT and R&D Incentives PDF Logo
Authors:Cequera, Daniel
Klein, Gordon J.
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 08-126
Abstract:Firm heterogeneity explains the productivity driven selection mechanism that determines aggregate productivity growth within industries. This paper empirically demonstrates that ICT has a robust impact on firm heterogeneity only when ICT is used intensively and jointly with specific ICT applications. ICT induced heterogeneity is shown to have a positive impact on the decision to invest in R&D personnel.
Subjects:Firm Heterogeneity
Information and Communication Technologies
Creative Destruction
R&D Incentives
Firm Level Data
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ZEW Discussion Papers, Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW)
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