Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73769
Authors: 
Lachenmaier, Stefan
Rottmann, Horst
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Ifo Working Paper 27
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes empirically the effects of innovation on employment at the firm levelusing a uniquely long panel dataset of German manufacturing firms. The overall effect ofinnovations on employment often remains unclear in theoretical contributions due to reverseeffects. We distinguish between product and process innovations and introduce in additiondifferent innovation categories. We find clearly positive effects for product and processinnovations on employment growth with the effects for process innovations being slightlyhigher. The effects are stronger in small firms and differ between firms in former West andEast Germany.
Subjects: 
innovation
labour demand
employment
firm size
panel data
JEL: 
J23
L60
O30
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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