Giuliodori, David and Stucchi, Rodolfo (2010): Innovation and job creation in a dual labor market: evidence from Spain.
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This paper studies the effect of product and process innovations on job creation in the Spanish manufacturing sector over the period 1991-2005. We use a change in the Employment Protection Legislation in 1997 to study the effect of innovations on permanent and temporary workers before and after that change. We find that: (i) product and process innovation created jobs, (ii) before the change in the EPL in 1997 innovations did not affect the number of permanent workers and all the increase in employment was explained by the increase in the number of temporary workers, (iii) after the change in the EPL, innovations increased both the number of temporary and permanent employees, and (iv) while the increase in temporary workers takes place after one year of the innovations, the increase in permanent workers occurs mainly two year after the innovations.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Innovation and job creation in a dual labor market: evidence from Spain|
|Keywords:||Product Innovation, Process Innovation, Employment, Temporary Workers.|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J21 - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J38 - Public Policy
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O31 - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
L - Industrial Organization > L6 - Industry Studies: Manufacturing > L60 - General
|Depositing User:||Rodolfo Stucchi|
|Date Deposited:||31. May 2011 18:13|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 20:46|
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