Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/142318
Authors: 
Cintio, Marco Di
Ghosh, Sucharita
Grassi, Emanuele
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 44.2016
Abstract: 
This paper studies firms’ decisions to export and invest in R&D and their effects on employment growth and labor flows for a sample of Italian SMEs operating in the manufacturing industry. After accounting for the under-reporting of R&D in SMEs, our quantile regressions reveal that (i) R&D is associated with higher employment growth rates, higher hiring rates and lower separation rates; (ii) R&D-induced exports are negatively related to employment growth and accessions and positively related to separations; and (iii) pure exports are not a driver of employment growth and labor flows.
Subjects: 
Exports
R&D
Firm Growth
Quantile Regression
JEL: 
J63
M51
O31
F14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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