Technological spillovers and productivity in Italian manufacturing firms

Giuseppe Medda, Claudio A. Piga

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We study whether a firm’s total factor productivity dynamics is positively influenced by its ownR&D activity and by the technological spillovers generated at the intra- and inter-sectorial level. Our approach corrects simultaneously for the endogeneity and the selectivity biases introduced by the use of a firm’s own R&D as aregressor. The evidence suggests that a firm’s involvement in R&D activities accounts for significant productivity gains. Firms also benefit from spillovers originating from their own industries, as well as from innovative upstream sectors.
LanguageEnglish
Pages419-434
JournalJournal of Productivity Analysis
Volume41
Issue number3
Early online date4 Jun 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

manufacturing
productivity
firm
Technological spillovers
Productivity
Manufacturing firms
industry
trend
evidence
Spillover
Industry
Endogeneity
Total factor productivity
Selectivity bias

Cite this

@article{98f473b06c904139a38fc9e879bea210,
title = "Technological spillovers and productivity in Italian manufacturing firms",
abstract = "We study whether a firm’s total factor productivity dynamics is positively influenced by its ownR&D activity and by the technological spillovers generated at the intra- and inter-sectorial level. Our approach corrects simultaneously for the endogeneity and the selectivity biases introduced by the use of a firm’s own R&D as aregressor. The evidence suggests that a firm’s involvement in R&D activities accounts for significant productivity gains. Firms also benefit from spillovers originating from their own industries, as well as from innovative upstream sectors.",
keywords = "R&D, TFP, Selectivity, Treatment effect",
author = "Giuseppe Medda and Piga, {Claudio A.}",
year = "2014",
month = "6",
doi = "10.1007/s11123-013-0351-1",
language = "English",
volume = "41",
pages = "419--434",
journal = "Journal of Productivity Analysis",
issn = "0895-562X",
publisher = "Springer Netherlands",
number = "3",

}

Technological spillovers and productivity in Italian manufacturing firms. / Medda, Giuseppe; Piga, Claudio A.

In: Journal of Productivity Analysis, Vol. 41, No. 3, 06.2014, p. 419-434.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Technological spillovers and productivity in Italian manufacturing firms

AU - Medda, Giuseppe

AU - Piga, Claudio A.

PY - 2014/6

Y1 - 2014/6

N2 - We study whether a firm’s total factor productivity dynamics is positively influenced by its ownR&D activity and by the technological spillovers generated at the intra- and inter-sectorial level. Our approach corrects simultaneously for the endogeneity and the selectivity biases introduced by the use of a firm’s own R&D as aregressor. The evidence suggests that a firm’s involvement in R&D activities accounts for significant productivity gains. Firms also benefit from spillovers originating from their own industries, as well as from innovative upstream sectors.

AB - We study whether a firm’s total factor productivity dynamics is positively influenced by its ownR&D activity and by the technological spillovers generated at the intra- and inter-sectorial level. Our approach corrects simultaneously for the endogeneity and the selectivity biases introduced by the use of a firm’s own R&D as aregressor. The evidence suggests that a firm’s involvement in R&D activities accounts for significant productivity gains. Firms also benefit from spillovers originating from their own industries, as well as from innovative upstream sectors.

KW - R&D

KW - TFP

KW - Selectivity

KW - Treatment effect

U2 - 10.1007/s11123-013-0351-1

DO - 10.1007/s11123-013-0351-1

M3 - Article

VL - 41

SP - 419

EP - 434

JO - Journal of Productivity Analysis

T2 - Journal of Productivity Analysis

JF - Journal of Productivity Analysis

SN - 0895-562X

IS - 3

ER -