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Technological Innovation and Productivity in Late-Transition Estonia: Econometric Evidence from Innovation Surveys


Jaan Masso


University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Priit Vahter


University of Birmingham; University of Tartu

April 17, 2008

The University of Tartu Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Working Paper No. 61-2008

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There is growing interest in modeling the relationship between innovation and productivity in developing and transition economies due to their attempts to establish knowledge-based economies and to increase business R&D. Our paper investigates whether there is a significant relationship between technological innovation and productivity in the manufacturing sector of Estonia. We use firm-level data for the analysis from two waves of Community Innovation Surveys (CIS3 and CIS4) from 1998-2000 and 2002-2004, which is then combined with financial data about firms from the Estonian Business Register in order to study the effect of innovation at higher leads. We apply a structural model that involves a system of equations on innovation expenditure, innovation outcome and productivity. Our results show that during 1998-2000 only product innovation increased productivity, while in 2002-2004 only process innovation had a positive effect on productivity. This can probably be explained by the different macroeconomic conditions in the two periods.

Keywords: productivity, innovation, Estonia

JEL Classification: O31, O33, C31, O10

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Date posted: April 30, 2008  

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Masso, Jaan and Vahter, Priit, Technological Innovation and Productivity in Late-Transition Estonia: Econometric Evidence from Innovation Surveys (April 17, 2008). The University of Tartu Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Working Paper No. 61-2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1126281 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1126281

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Jaan Masso (Contact Author)
University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )
Narva Road 4-A110
Tartu 51009
Estonia
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Priit Vahter
University of Birmingham ( email )
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Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT B17 0JH
United Kingdom
University of Tartu ( email )
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Tartu 51009, 51009
Estonia
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