Organizational Innovations and Labor Productivity in a Panel of Italian Manufacturing Firms
University of Brescia, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, dp.0813
36 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2014
Date Written: August 28, 2008
We study determinants of the probability of introducing an organizational innovation using three large cross sections of Italian manufacturing firms in the period 1995-2003. We analyze the effect and complementarity of other types of investments, like ICT, R&D, human and physical capital and the adoption of product or process innovations. Furthermore, we estimate the effect of introducing organizational innovations and indirectly technical innovations on the growth rate of labor productivity for the unbalanced panel of firms. Disembodied technological change is well represented by OIs, while product innovations seem to have an effect on the efficiency of capital inputs only (capital stock-embodied technical change). Process innovations do not have a statistical impact as an indirect input-efficiency driving force, in our data.
Keywords: Organizational innovations, complementary investment, productivity
JEL Classification: O31, J24
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