The aim of the project was to carry out comparable surveys about firms’ innovation behaviour for a large number of OECD countries in and beyond Europe.
The project focused on the following two questions:

  1. How does innovation activity affect productivity and employment growth? The analysis was based on the model from Crépon, Duguet und Mairesse (1998) which describes the relationship between innovation input, innovation output and productivity.
  2. How do different forms of legal protection (e.g. patents) influence innovation incentives?  The basis of the empirical analysis was the newly introduced model from Duguet and LeLarge (2006).

More detailed results can be found in the OECD studies mentioned below.

Selected Publications

Monographs, Contributions to Edited Volumes

Project duration

01.08.2007 - 15.07.2009

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Departments

Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics

Cooperation partner

Dr. Dominique Guellec, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, FR
Prof. Reinhilde Veugelers, PhD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, BE
Prof. Dr. Dirk Czarnitzki, Catholic University Leuven, Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation, Leuven, BE
Prof. Pierre Mohnen, PhD, Maastricht Economic and social Research and training centre on Innovation and Technology, United Nations University, Maastricht, NL
Anthony Arundel, Maastricht Economic and social Research and training centre on Innovation and Technology, United Nations University, Maastricht, NL
George Van Leeuwen, Statistics Netherlands, Voorburg, NL
Michael Polder, PhD, Statistics Netherlands, Voorburg, NL
Chiara Criscuolo, PhD, Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), London, GB, London School of Economics, London, UK
Ray Lambert, Department of Trade and Industry, London, UK
Dr. Marion Frenz, Department of Trade and Industry, London, UK
Prof. Dr. Jacques Mairesse, Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique (CREST), Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques (INSEE), United Nations University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute of Innovation and Technology, Paris, FR
Dr. Claire Lelarge, Ministère de l'Économie, des Finances et de l'Emploi, Paris, FR
Estelle Dhont-Peltrault, Ministère Éducation Nationale, Paris, FR
Stephane Robin, BETA, Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, Strasbourg, FR
Prof. Fabrice Galia, Burgundy School of Business, Dijon, FR
Prof. Hans Lööf, PhD, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, SE
Mark Knell, PhD, NIFU STEP Studies in Innovation, Research and Education, Oslo, NO
Svein-Olav Nås, NIFU STEP Studies in Innovation, Research and Education, Oslo, NO
Frank Foyn, Statistics Norway, Oslo, NO
Richard Fabling, Ministry of Economic Development, Wellington, NZ
Dr. Spyros Arvanitis, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Konjunkturforschungsstelle (KOF), Zürich, CH
Dr. Heinz Hollenstein, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Konjunkturforschungsstelle (KOF), Zürich, CH
Pierre Therrien, Industry Canada, Government of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, CA
Tomohiro Ijichi, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy, Tokyo, JP
Mariagrazia Squicciarini, PhD, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Helsinki, FI
Olavi Lehtoranta, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Helsinki, FI
Mikael Akerblom, Statistics Finland, Helsinki, FI
Carter Bloch, PhD, The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, DK
Ebbe Krogh Graversen, The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, DK
Dr. Martin Berger, Joanneum Research, Wien, AT
Bruno Araujo, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada, Rio de Janeiro, BR
Joao De Negri, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada, Rio de Janeiro, BR
Ward Ziarko, Belgian Federal Science Policy, Brüssel, BE
Jeoffrey Malek Mansour, PhD, Belgian Federal Science Policy, Brüssel, BE
Martin Srholec, PhD, Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo, Oslo, NO
Anna-Leena Asikainen, PhD, STATEC, Luxemburg, LU