El Elj, Moez (2009): R&D and Innovation Empirical Analysis for Tunisian Firms.
Download (116kB) | Preview
In the context of economic globalization and of the internationalization of R&D activity, innovation is becoming one of the most important assets for corporations in developed and emerging countries as well. The aim of this research is to analyze the main determinants of technological innovation of Tunisian firms on the basis of the innovation survey conducted by Tunisian Ministry of Scientific Research, Technology and Skills Development in 2005. Precisely, we analyze the effects of the external technological factors and In house R&D effort variables on innovation performances of Tunisian firms. We, then attempt to explore these relationships and see if they are affected by other moderator variables linked to exportation intensity and foreign capital share. In our estimation, we utilize the binomial logit model. Our preliminary results show that R&D activity is not the only explanatory factor of the innovation. In addition, Tunisian firms with high export ratio as well as firms with significant foreign capital participation are found to be not innovating since they depend primarily on the innovations conducted abroad.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||R&D and Innovation Empirical Analysis for Tunisian Firms|
|English Title:||R&D and Innovation Empirical Analysis for Tunisian Firms|
|Keywords:||Technological Innovation, Technological opportunities, R&D in Developing Countries, Logit Regression with Interactive variables|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O55 - Africa
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights > O33 - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences ; Diffusion Processes
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights > O31 - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models ; Single Variables > C25 - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models ; Discrete Regressors ; Proportions ; Probabilities
|Depositing User:||Moez EL ELJ|
|Date Deposited:||17. Jan 2010 18:11|
|Last Modified:||30. Jun 2015 12:44|
 Baldwin, J.R. et Hanel, P. (2003) Innovation and Knowledge Creation in an Open Economy, Canadian Industry and International Implications, Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.
 Cohen,W.M., Levinthal, D.A., (1989) Innovation and learning: the two faces of R&D, The Economic Journal 99, 569–596.
 Cohen, W.M., Levinthal, D.A., (1990) Absorptive capacity: a new perspective on learning and innovation, Administrative Science.
 Duguet E ,(2000) Knowledge diffusion, technological innovation and TFP growth at the firm level: evidence from French manufacturing , Eurequa-CNRS UMR 8594, Novembre.
 Edquist and McKelvey (2001) Systems of Innovation: Growth, Competitiveness and Employment, (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar).
 Fritsch. M et Lukas R. (2001) Who cooperates on R&D?, Research policy, Vol. 30, pp. 297-312.
 Guellec et van Pottelsberghe (2004) From R&D to productivity growth: Do the sources of funds and institutional settings matter?, Oxford BulletinNelson (ed.) (1993). National Innovation Systems: A Comparative Analysis (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press).
 Hall L A, Bagchi-Sen, (2002) A study of R&D, innovation, and business performance in the Canadian biotechnology industry, Technovation, vol 22, pg231.
 Khalfaoui (2006) Accès aux technologies et pratiques de la R&D dans les entreprises publiques algériennes, à paraître prochainement dans Les cahiers du CREAD (Alger). (avec Yassine Ferfera et Houria Ouchalal).
 Malerba, F (2002), Sectoral Systems of Innovation and production. Research Policy, 31. 247-264.
 Malerba, F. (2004) (ed.) Sectoral Systems of Innovation. Concepts, Issues and Analyses of Six Systems of Innovation. Concepts, Issues and Analyses of Six major sectors in Europe, Cambridge University Press.
 Nieto M, Quevedo P, (2005) Absorptive capacity, technological opportunity, knowledge spillovers, and innovative effort, Technovation 25, pg 1141.
 OST , les systèmes nationaux de recherche et d’innovation et leurs relations avec la France : Les pays du Maghreb.
 Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Banji (2004a) Learning and local knowledge institutions in African Industry, Discussion Paper Series, #2004-2 (Maastricht: United Nations University).
 Ozecelik E. Taymaz.E, (2004) Does innovativeness matter for international competitiveness in developing countries? The case of Turkish manufacturing industries “, Research policy , vol.33, pg 409.
 Shefer D, Frenkel A, (2005) R&D, firm size and innovation: an empirical analysis, Technovation, vol.25, p 25.
 Tsai K H, (2005) R&D productivity and firm size: a nonlinear examination, Technovation, vol.25, pg 795.
 UNCTAD (2005), Rapport dur l’Investissement dans le Monde : Les sociétés transnationales et l’internationalisation de la recherche-développement.
 UNIDO (2003) Industrial Development Report 2002/200, (Vienna: UNIDO).
 Veugelers. R, (2005) Internal R&D expenditures and external technology sourcing, Research Policy, Vol.26, pg 303.
 Wan D, Ong C H, Lee F, (2005) Determinants of firm innovation in Singapore, Technovation, vol.25, pg 261
 Wang T.Y, Chien.S.C (2004) Forecasting innovation performance via neural networks-a case of Taiwanese manufacturing industry, Technovation, 25, pg 1.