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No. 28

Peneder, Michael (2008) Entrepreneurship, technological regimes, and productivity growth: Integrated taxonomies of firms and sectors, (August 2008)


This research is aimed at the interlinkages between the micro-and the meso-level of innovation. It focuses first on heterogeneous innovation behaviour among individual firms, and then derives new taxonomies from the distribution of distinct firm types within sectors. The outcome is a set of integrated classifications both at the firm and sectoral levels, which focuses on (i) the kind of entrepreneurship; (ii) technological opportunity; (iii) appropriability conditions; (iv) the cumulativeness of knowledge, and (v) a sector’s general ‘innovation intensity’. Final validations of the clusters confirm, e.g, a significant positive but non-linear impact of a sector’s innovation intensity on labour productivity growth.

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This project is funded by the European Commission, Research Directorate General as part of the 6th Framework Programme, Priority 8, "Policy Support and Anticipating Scientific and Technological Needs".

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