This paper examines the links between internationalisation, innovation and productivity in service enterprises. For this purpose, we use micro data from the Community Innovation Survey 2008 in Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and estimate an augmented structural model. Our empirical evidence highlights the importance of internationalisation in the context of innovation outputs in all three countries. Our results indicate that innovation in service enterprises is linked to higher productivity. Among the innovation types that we consider, the largest productivity returns were found for marketing innovations.

Peters, Bettina, Rebecca Riley, Iulia Siedschlag, Priit Vahter and John McQuinn (2018), Internationalisation, Innovation and Productivity in Services: Evidence from Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 18-009, Mannheim, published in: Review of World Economics. Download


Peters, Bettina
Riley, Rebecca
Siedschlag, Iulia
Vahter, Priit
McQuinn, John


Internationalisation of services; innovation; productivity.