A Reprise of Size and R & D

  title={A Reprise of Size and R \& D},
  author={Wesley M. Cohen and S. Klepper},
  journal={The Economic Journal},
Numerous studies have shown that, within industries, the propensity to perform R&D and the amount of R&D conducted by performers are closely related to the size of the firm, while R&D productivity declines with firm size. These findings have been widely interpreted to indicate that there is no advantage to large firm size in conducting R&D. The authors show how a simple model based on the idea of R&D cost spreading can explain the prior findings about the R&D-firm size relationship, as well as… Expand
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