Harrison, Rupert and Jaumandreu, Jordi and Mairesse, Jacques and Peters, Bettina (2005): Does innovation stimulate employment? A firm-level analysis using comparable micro data on four European countries.
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This paper studies the impact of process and product innovations introduced by firms on their employment growth. A model that relates employment growth to process innova- tions and to the growth of sales due to innovative and unchanged products is derived and estimated using a unique source of comparable firm-level data from France, Germany, Spain and the UK. Results for manufacturing show that, although process innovation tends to displace employment, compensation e ﬀects are prevalent, and product innova- tion is associated with employment growth. In the service sector there is less evidence of displacement e ﬀects, and growth in sales of new products accounts for a non-negligible proportion of employment growth. Overall the results are similar across countries, with some interesting exceptions.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Universidad Carlos III de Madrid|
|Original Title:||Does innovation stimulate employment? A firm-level analysis using comparable micro data on four European countries|
|Keywords:||process innovations; product innovations; employment; growth;|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L20 - General|
|Depositing User:||Jordi Jaumandreu|
|Date Deposited:||23. Dec 2006|
|Last Modified:||17. Feb 2013 17:54|