volume 22, issue 4, P483-498 2006
DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/grj028
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R. Griffith, E. Huergo, J. Mairesse, B. Peters

Abstract: This paper compares the role innovation plays in productivity across the four European countries France, Germany, Spain and the UK using firm-level data from the internationally harmonized Community Innovation Surveys (CIS3). Despite a considerable number of national firm-level studies analysing this relationship, crosscountry comparisons using micro data are still rare. We apply a structural model that describes the link between R&D expenditure, innovation output and productivity (CDM model). Our econometric …

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