Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/3843
Authors: 
Vaona, Andrea
Pianta, Mario
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 1284
Abstract: 
The paper investigates the differences between small, medium-sized and large firms regarding their performance in the introduction of new products and processes. After a review of the relevant literature, two models are proposed and tested in search for different business strategies and innovation inputs connected to product and process innovations. The empirical analysis uses innovation survey (CIS 2) data at the industry level for 22 manufacturing sectors, broken down in three firm size classes, for eight European countries. Special attention is devoted to tackling the issues of possible endogeneity of the regressors and of unobserved sectoral heterogeneity. The results - strengthening the findings of previous studies - show that product and process innovations, though having some complementarities, are associated to different innovative inputs and strategies pursued by firms. Systematic differences also emerge between the behaviour of large firms and SMEs.
Subjects: 
Process innovation
Firm size
Determinants of innovation
European industries
Product innovation
JEL: 
L11
O31
O33
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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