Employment Effects of Different Innovation Activities: Microeconometric Evidence

Bettina Peters
2004 Social Science Research Network  
Using the model recently developed by Jaumandreu (2003) this paper reports new results on the relationship between innovation and employment growth in Germany. The model is tailor-made for analysing firm-level employment effects of innovations using specific information provided by CIS data. It establishes a theoretical link between employment growth and innovation output. The econometric analysis confirms that product innovations have a positive impact on employment. In contrast to previous
more » ... dies, this effect is independent of the novelty degree. Moreover, different employment effects between manufacturing and service firms regarding process innovations were found. Finally, from a cross country perspective the results for Germany are similar to those found for Spain and the UK.
doi:10.2139/ssrn.604481 fatcat:5pwkg2rrpjfh3lfcdpujjfzjky