Sources of Spillovers for Imitation and Innovation

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Riccardo Cappelli

Utrecht University

Dirk Czarnitzki

KU Leuven - Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy, and Innovation

Kornelius Kraft

University of Dortmund - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Date Written: July 1, 2013

Abstract

We estimate the effect of R&D spillovers on sales realized by products new to the firm (imitation) and new to the market (innovation). It turns out that spillovers from rivals lead to more imitation, while inputs from customers and research institutions enhance original innovation.

Keywords: innovation, imitation, spillovers

JEL Classification: L12, O31, O32

Suggested Citation

Cappelli, Riccardo and Czarnitzki, Dirk and Kraft, Kornelius, Sources of Spillovers for Imitation and Innovation (July 1, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2381981 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2381981

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Dirk Czarnitzki

KU Leuven - Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy, and Innovation ( email )

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Kornelius Kraft

University of Dortmund - Department of Economics ( email )

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