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Title:Public R&D subsidies and employment growth: Microeconomic evidence from Finnish firms PDF Logo
Authors:Koski, Heli
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:ETLA discussion paper 1143
Abstract:This study empirically explores whether the public financial support for entrepreneurial R&D affects employment growth at the firm level. The data from the Finnish companies suggests that the firms that have received public R&D funding have not generally witnessed any greater employment growth than other companies. However, we find that the public R&D support targeted to the certain types of R&D activities notably contribute to the creation of new jobs: employment in those firms that have received public funding for the R&D projects targeted to the new business areas has clearly grown relatively more than in other companies. The relationship between the firm's total innovation and employment growth is not statistically significant.
Subjects:public R&D subsidies
technology policy
employment growth
JEL:J23
L10
O33
O38
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ETLA Discussion Papers, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)

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