The Characteristics Of R&D Performers

Theodore A. Papadogonas
European Research Studies Journal, Volume VI, Issue 1-2, 3-20, 2003
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/85


This paper investigates the main factors that determine R&D at the firm level, using data from Greek Manufacturing for 1996-1999. The approach adopted combines the recommendations of the industrial organization and the resourcebased view of the firm lines of analysis. Results indicate that R&D is positively influenced by firm size, technological environment, human capital, physical capital and government support. It is also shown that firms which are engaged in R&D activities improve their performance faster than the average firms that belong to the same industries.

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