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Authors: 
Eickelpasch, Alexander
Year of Publication: 
2012
Citation: 
[Journal:] DIW Economic Bulletin [ISSN:] 2192-7219 [Volume:] 2 [Year:] 2012 [Issue:] 10 [Pages:] 3-14
Abstract: 
The past ten years have seen an expansion in industrial research. There has been a significant increase in the number of research-based companies, as well as in employment in research and development, and in expenditure in this area. Growth has been observed predominantly in companies in less research-intensive sectors and in small and medium-sized enterprises. Consequently, over the last decade, industrial research in Germany has become more widespread. There has been steady growth in the contribution made by research-based companies to total manufacturing output and to employment. Moreover, these companies are considerably more efficient than non-research-based companies-in terms of per capita productivity-and have increased their lead over the course of time. Political support may have also been a contributing factor to the expansion of research and development, particularly in medium-sized industrial enterprises.
Subjects: 
research and development
manufacturing
labor productivity
JEL: 
O31
L60
D24
Document Type: 
Article

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