Internationalisation, Innovation and Productivity in Services: Evidence from Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom
Tartu Working Paper, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, ISBN 978-9985-4-1089-9
31 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2018
Date Written: February 5, 2018
This paper examines the links between internationalisation, innovation and productivity in service enterprises. For this purpose, we use micro data from the Community Innovation Survey 2008 in Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and estimate an augmented structural model. Our empirical evidence highlights the importance of internationalisation in the context of innovation outputs in all three countries. Our results indicate that innovation in service enterprises is linked to higher productivity. In all three countries analysed, among the innovation types that we consider, the strongest link between innovation and productivity was found with marketing innovations.
Keywords: internationalisation of services; innovation; productivity
JEL Classification: F61, L25, O31
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