Absorptive Capacity and Frontier Technology : Evidence from OECD Manufacturing Industries

@inproceedings{Kneller2002AbsorptiveCA,
  title={Absorptive Capacity and Frontier Technology : Evidence from OECD Manufacturing Industries},
  author={Richard Kneller and Philip Andrew Stevens},
  year={2002}
}
This paper investigates whether differences in absorptive capacity help to explain cross-country differences in the level of productivity. We utilise stochastic frontier analysis to investigate two potential sources of this inefficiency: differences in human capital and R&D for nine industries in twelve OECD countries over the period 1973-92. We find that… CONTINUE READING