The Impact of Manufacturing Firms’ Use of Academic Workers on Their Productivity Level

17 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2014

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Pål Børing

Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU)

Date Written: April 2014

Abstract

We examine how firms’ productivity level, measured by the total factor productivity (TFP), is affected by their use of academic workers. A panel dataset of Norwegian manufacturing firms is used. Firms’ production level is shown to be negatively affected by their share of academic workers, but we find no clear relationship between this share and the TFP. If we account for the fact that there is an interaction between the share of academic workers and the capital stock, we find that this share has a non‐significant effect on the production level.

Keywords: academic workers, capital stock, financial data, matched employer‐employee data, panel data, total factor productivity

JEL Classification: C23, I21, J24

Suggested Citation

Børing, Pål, The Impact of Manufacturing Firms’ Use of Academic Workers on Their Productivity Level (April 2014). Bulletin of Economic Research, Vol. 66, Issue 2, pp. 156-172, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2409350 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8586.2012.00432.x

Pål Børing (Contact Author)

Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) ( email )

Økernveien 9
Oslo, N-0653
Norway

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