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Title:Windows of technological opportunity: do technological booms influence the relationship between firm size and innovativeness? PDF Logo
Authors:Degner, Harald
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:FZID discussion papers 15-2010
Abstract:Many papers have been written about the effect of firm size on innovativeness, revealing a positive, a negative or a mixed impact. To this day, the so-called Schumpeterian hypothesis of the above-average innovativeness of large firms has been neither confirmed nor rejected, often because of insufficient data or a too-short observation period. Many studies concentrate only on a specific region or a specific sector, or they analyze a very short time period. Windows of technological opportunities, providing technological booms for both firms and sectors, have not yet been investigated. An analysis of Germany’s chemical, metal and electronic-engineering sectors between 1877 and 1932 reveals that the sector-specific long-term relationship between firm size and innovativeness is negative, except during times of specific technological booms. In combination with firm-specific characteristics, this new aspect can contribute to a better understanding of the long-term relationship between firm size and innovativeness.
Subjects:Effect of firm size on innovativeness
technological boom
Schumpeterian hypothesis
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:bsz:100-opus-4399
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:FZID Discussion Papers, Universität Hohenheim

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