Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73146
Authors: 
Pfeifer, Christian
Wagner, Joachim
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
University of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics 256
Abstract: 
This empirical research note documents the relationship between composition of a firm's workforce (with a special focus on age and gender) and its performance with respect to innovative activities (outlays and employment in research and development (R&D)) for a large representative sample of enterprises from manufacturing industries in Germany using unique newly available data. We find that firms with a higher share of older workers have significantly lower proportions of R&D outlays in total revenues and of R&D employment in total employment, whereas firms with a higher share of female employment seem to be more active in R&D.
Subjects: 
Ageing
firm performance
gender
Germany
innovation
R&D
JEL: 
D22
D24
J21
J24
L25
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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