The Importance of R&D for Innovation: A Reassessment Using French Survey Data

Posted: 9 Nov 2009

See all articles by Jacques Mairesse

Jacques Mairesse

National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST); Maastricht University - United Nations and Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

The importance of research and development (R&D) for innovation is evaluated in light of the latest French data from the third Community Innovation Survey, which provides eight indicators of innovation output.These indicators include product innovations new to the firm, product innovations new to the market, and patent applications and holdings.Between 1998 and 2000, 2,253 French manufacturing firms participated in the CIS 3 survey.Analysis of the survey data indicates that R&D is positively correlated with all eight indicators of innovation output and is more correlated than size to innovation.Inter-industry comparisons of inventiveness reveal that innovation is generally more sensitive to R&D in low-tech sectors than in high-tech sectors.(SAA)

Keywords: Manufacturing industries, R&D, Patents, Patent applications, Product development, Firm size, Innovation process

Suggested Citation

Mairesse, Jacques, The Importance of R&D for Innovation: A Reassessment Using French Survey Data (2005). The Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 30, Issue 1-2, p. 183-197 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1501535

Jacques Mairesse (Contact Author)

National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST) ( email )

15 Boulevard Gabriel Peri
Malakoff Cedex, 1 92245
France

Maastricht University - United Nations and Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT)

Keizer Karelplein 19
6211 TC Maastricht
Netherlands

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
586
PlumX Metrics