Technological spillovers and productivity in Italian manufacturing firms

Giuseppe Medda, Claudio A. Piga

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-434
JournalJournal of Productivity Analysis
Volume41
Issue number3
Early online date4 Jun 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes

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