ZEW Discussion Papers


Mit diesen Beiträgen, die überwiegend in Englisch verfasst sind, beteiligen sich die Forscher/innen des ZEW an wissenschaftlichen Fachdebatten. Die Publikationen enthalten vorläufige Beiträge, die zur Veröffentlichung in Fachzeitschriften vorgesehen sind. Die Discussion Papers können ab 1.1.1998 als pdf-Datei abgerufen werden. Sie richten sich an nationale und internationale Zielgruppen.

  1. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2001

    Firm Leadership and Innovative Performance: Evidence from Seven EU Countries

    This paper considers the effect of different firm leaderships on the innovative performance of firms from seven EU countries. We investigate whether owner-led or manager-led firms achieve a larger share of their…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2001

    Höheres Beschäftigungswachstum durch Venture Capital ?

    The paper deals with the analysis of causal effects of venture capital finance for start-ups founded between 1991 and 1998 in Germany. The number of venture-backed firms is based on the identification of…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2001

    The Use of Flexible Working Contracts in West Germany: Evidence from an Establishment Panel

    This paper investigates under which conditions firms use fixed-term contracts, subcontracted and freelance work. Using a probit model which accounts for unobserved heterogeneity, we find that positive changes in…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2001

    Productivity Effects of Organizational Change: Microeconometric Evidence

    This paper analyzes the relationship between investment in information and communication technology (ICT),non –ICT –investment,labor productivity and workplace reorganization. Firms are assumed to reorganize…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2001

    Product Innovation and Product Innovation Marketing: Theory and Microeconometric Evidence

    This paper derives a three stage Cournot–oligopoly game for product innovation, expenditure on introducing the product and competition on the product market. Product innovation is assumed to increase consumer…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2001

    Determinants of acquisition and failure: Stylized facts and lessons for empirical studies

    This study provides new stylized facts on the determinants of corporate failure and acquisition in Germany. It also offers important lessons for the design of empirical studies. We show that firms experiencing…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2001

    The unification bonus (malus) in postwall Eastern Germany

    This paper presents estimates of the unification bonus for East Germans over the period 1991 to 1998. The unification bonus is defined as the discounted value of the difference between a person’s actual income…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2001

    Agglomeration Tendencies in EU Regions: Where Does Capital Go?

    This paper focuses on two aspects being neglected in the analysis of agglomeration tendencies so far. First, it regards regional agglomeration patterns and secondly, the allocation of capital across industrial…

  9. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2001

    Rejecting Capital-Skill Complementarity at all Costs

    Any serious empirical study of factor substitutability has to allow the data to display complementarity as well as substitutability. The standard approach reflecting this idea is a translog specification – this…

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