Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/27594
Authors: 
Harrison, Rupert
Jaumandreu Balanzo, Jordi
Mairesse, Jacques
Peters, Bettina
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 08-111
Abstract: 
This paper studies the impact of process and product innovations introduced by firms on employment growth in these firms. A simple model that relates employment growth to process innovations and to the growth of sales separately due to innovative and unchanged products is developed and estimated using comparable firm-level data from France, Germany, Spain and the UK. Results show that displacement effects induced by productivity growth in the production of old products are large, while those associated with process innovations, which are likely to be compensated by price decreases, appear to be small. The effects related to product innovations are, however, strong enough to overcompensate these displacement effects.
Subjects: 
Innovation
employment
community innovation surveys
JEL: 
J23
L1
O31
O33
D2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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