Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/174535
Authors: 
Dosi, Giovanni
Grazzi, Marco
Mathew, Nanditha
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
LEM Working Paper Series 2016/26
Abstract: 
"Learning-by-doing" is usually identified as a process whereby performance increases with experience in production. The paper investigates different patterns of "learning by doing", studying learning curves at product level. Cost-quantity relationships differ a lot across products belonging to sectors with different "technological intensities". Moreover, such differential patterns are affected by firm spending on research and capital investments. Finally, our evidence suggests that "learning", or performance improvement over time is not a by-product of the mere repetition of the same production activities, as sometimes reported in previous studies, but rather it seems to be shaped by deliberate firm learning efforts and by the interactions among firms themselves.
Subjects: 
Learning-by-doing
learning curves
power law
product innovation
process innovation
JEL: 
D22
D24
L6
O3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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