Fu, Dahai and Wu, Yanrui and Tang, Yihong (2010): Does innovation matter for Chinese hightech exports? a firm-level analysis.
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This paper analyzes the role of innovation activities in the export participation of Chinese high-tech firms during the period of 2005-2007. Using a parametric, instrumental variable approach and a non-parametric matching method, we find that firm-level innovation efforts, measured by R&D and product innovation dummies, play only a minor role for domestic exporters. Foreign-invested firms dominate the high-tech exports but do not rely on indigenous innovation activities. These results thus confirm prior findings that the success of Chinese high-tech exports does not result from heavy R&D expenditure and technological progress. Moreover, different types of innovation measures show different impacts on the likelihood of exporting. The impacts of innovation on exporting vary widely across industries and provinces.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Does innovation matter for Chinese hightech exports? a firm-level analysis|
|Keywords:||Exporting, Innovation, R&D, High technology, China|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O53 - Asia including Middle East
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F14 - Empirical Studies of Trade
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O32 - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
|Depositing User:||Dahai Fu|
|Date Deposited:||08. Apr 2011 02:09|
|Last Modified:||18. Feb 2013 17:59|
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