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dc.contributor.authorOrtega-Argilés, Raquelen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrandsma, Andriesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-03en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-27T09:40:47Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-27T09:40:47Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/25734-
dc.description.abstractThe average firm size of the top R&D investors among US-based companies is smaller than that of the EU-based firms. Does this help to explain why the US has a greater R&D intensity, or is the higher firm size in the EU, just as its lower R&D intensity, determined by the sectors in which the top R&D investors are operating? Using data on the top-R&D investors from the 2006 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, the size differential between R&D performers in the EU and US is more closely examined. A first observation is that, despite great differences between sectors, the overall distribution of companies' R&D investments in both economies is remarkably similar, as opposed to the distribution of the R&D/sales ratios of the same two sets of companies. The notion that size plays a role, independent of the sectoral composition of R&D, is then confirmed by regression analysis. In the US as well as in the EU, smaller sized Scoreboard companies tend to spend a larger proportion of their income from sales on R&D.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aUniversität Jena und Max-Planck-Institut für Ökonomik|cJenaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aJena economic research papers|x2008,049en_US
dc.subject.jelL11en_US
dc.subject.jelO30en_US
dc.subject.keywordR&D intensityen_US
dc.subject.keywordfirm sizeen_US
dc.subject.keywordpanel dataen_US
dc.subject.stwIndustrielle Forschungen_US
dc.subject.stwBetriebsgrößeen_US
dc.subject.stwKlein- und Mittelunternehmenen_US
dc.subject.stwBrancheen_US
dc.subject.stwBetriebsgrößenstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleEU-US differences in the size of R&D intensive firms: do they explain the overall R&D intensity gap?en_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn571272274en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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