Title: Internationalisation of Firms and their Innovation and Productivity
Authors: SIEDSCHLAG IULIAZHANG Xiaoheng
Citation: ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGY p. 1-22
Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC89126
ISSN: 1043-8599
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10438599.2014.918439
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC89126
DOI: 10.1080/10438599.2014.918439
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This paper examines the links between the internationalisation of firms and their innovation and productivity performance using data from Ireland over the period 2004-2008. Our econometric results indicate that, relative to firms that served the domestic market only, firms with international activities were more likely to invest in innovation, they were more likely to be successful in terms of innovation output, and they had a higher labour productivity. In line with the most recent literature on international trade with heterogeneous firms, our empirical evidence shows that, among firms with international activities, labour productivity was higher in foreign affiliates in comparison to domestic exporters.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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