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Title:Experience, innovation and productivity: Empirical evidence from Italy's slowdown PDF Logo
Authors:Daveri, Francesco
Parisi, Maria Laura
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper Labour Markets 3123
Abstract:We investigate the role of workers' and managerial experience as a determinant of firm innovation and productivity in a sample of Italian manufacturing firms. A high share of temporary - thus un-experienced - workers is associated to low innovation and productivity. The effect of managerial experience measured by age on firm performance depends instead on the type of firm: high age of managers and board members is bad for innovation and productivity growth, while costs and benefits of old managerial age cancel out for non-innovative firms.
Subjects:firm productivity
innovation
managerial experience
temporary jobs
JEL:M54
O31
D24
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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