R&D and productivity: testing sectoral peculiarities using micro data

  title={R\&D and productivity: testing sectoral peculiarities using micro data},
  author={Raquel Ortega-Argil{\'e}s and Lesley Potters and M. Vivarelli},
  journal={Empirical Economics},
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between a firm’s R&D activities and its productivity using a unique micro data panel dataset and looking at sectoral peculiarities which may emerge; more specifically, we used an unbalanced longitudinal database consisting of 532 top European R&D investors over the 6-year period 2000–2005. Our main findings can be summarised along the following lines: knowledge stock has a significant positive impact on a firm’s productivity, with an… 

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