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dc.contributor.authorMaré, David C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFabling, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.authorStillman, Stevenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:30:43Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:30:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201105173225en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51590-
dc.description.abstractWe combine firm-level innovation data with area-level Census data to examine the relationship between local workforce characteristics, especially the presence of immigrants and local skills, and the likelihood of innovation by firms. We examine a range of innovation outcomes, and test the relationship for selected subgroups of firms. We find a positive relationship between local workforce characteristics and average innovation outcomes in labour market areas, but this is accounted for by variation in firm characteristics such as firm size, industry, and research and development expenditure. Controlling for these influences, we find no systematic evidence of an independent link between local workforce characteristics and innovation.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5686en_US
dc.subject.jelO31en_US
dc.subject.jelR30en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordinnovationen_US
dc.subject.keywordimmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordlocal labour marketen_US
dc.titleImmigration and innovationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn669158127en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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