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

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Bettina Peters

Center for European Economic Research (ZEW)

Rebecca Riley

National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

Iulia Siedschlag

Economic and Social Research Institute Dublin; Trinity College Dublin - Department of Economics

Priit Vahter

University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

John McQuinn

Esri

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Date Written: February 5, 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Peters, Bettina and Riley, Rebecca and Siedschlag, Iulia and Vahter, Priit and McQuinn, John, Internationalisation, Innovation and Productivity in Services: Evidence from Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom (February 5, 2018). Tartu Working Paper, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, ISBN 978-9985-4-1089-9, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3118088

Bettina Peters

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Rebecca Riley

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Iulia Siedschlag (Contact Author)

Economic and Social Research Institute Dublin ( email )

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Priit Vahter

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John McQuinn

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