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  • Diskussionspapiere 1774 / 2018

    Firm Size and Innovation in the Service Sector

    A rich literature links knowledge inputs with innovative outputs. However, most of what is known is restricted to manufacturing. This paper analyzes whether the three aspects involving innovative activity - R&D; innovative output; and productivity - hold for knowledge intensive services. Combining the models of Crepon et al. (1998) and of Ackerberg et al. (2015), allows for causal interpretation of ...

    2018| David B. Audretsch, Marian Hafenstein, Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Schiersch
  • DIW Weekly Report 4/5 / 2018

    Company Productivity Increases with More Knowledge-Based Capital

    In Germany, around 200 billion euros are invested every year in knowledge-based capital, which encompasses assets such as research and development, software and databases, organizational capital, marketing and advertising, and technical design. Yet investments in traditional capital (such as machinery and non-residential buildings) still significantly outweigh knowledge investments, standing at over ...

    2018| Heike Belitz, Marie Le Mouel, Alexander Schiersch
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    Productivity in German Manufacturing Firms: Does Fixed-Term Employment Matter?

    This study empirically analyses how the use of fixed-term employment affects labour productivity of establishments. To this end, a large data set of German manufacturing establishments and various panel data models are used in order to test the expected non-linear relationship between labour productivity and the use of fixed-term employees. The analysis takes into account the possible distortions that ...

    In: International Labour Review 155 (2016), 4, S. 535-562 | Sebastian Nielen, Alexander Schiersch
  • Externe Monographien

    Depreciation of Organizational Capital: The Team Value

    Organizational capital (OC) is important for economic performance. To determine the impact on the economic development, it is necessary to measure investment in OC just as well as depreciation of OC. Here we take closer look on the team value as part of the intangibles in the field of organisation capital.

    Valencia: Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, 2016, 30 S.
    (European Policy Brief SPINTAN ; 3)
    | Bernd Görzig, Martin Gornig
  • Diskussionspapiere 1532 / 2015

    TFP, Labor Productivity and the (Un)observed Labor Input: Temporary Agency Work

    The study focuses on the question of whether productivity estimates are biased due to the emergence of a new input that is usually omitted: temporary agency worker (TAW). The study analyzes labor productivity and TFP by means of a structural approach using a representative dataset of German manufacturing firms. The empirical results show, once TAW is taken into account, that: i) labor productivity ...

    2015| Alexander Schiersch
  • Diskussionspapiere 1522 / 2015

    Cross-Country Estimates of Employment and Investment in Organisational Capital: A Task-Based Methodology Using the PIAAC Database

    This work proposes a task-based methodology for the measurement of employment and investment in organisational capital (OC) in 20 OECD countries. It builds on themethodology of Squicciarini and Le Mouel (2012) and uses information from the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). OCis defined as firm-specific organisational knowledge resulting from the performance ...

    2015| Marie Le Mouel, Mariagrazia Squicciarini
  • Externe Monographien

    Cross-Country Estimates of Employment and Investment in Organisational Capital: A Task-Based Methodology Using PIAAC Data

    This work proposes a task-based methodology for the measurement of employment and investment in organisational capital (OC) in 20 OECD countries. It builds on the methodology of Squicciarini and Le Mouel (2012) and uses information from the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). OC is defined as firm-specific organisational knowledge resulting from the performance ...

    Paris: OECD, 2015, 36 S.
    (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers ; 2015/08)
    | Marie Le Mouel, Mariagrazia Squicciarini
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    Why Is TFP Growth Sectorally Concentrated?

    Research shows that total factor productivity (TFP) growth is weak in European countries. This is inter alia attributed to the fact that substantial TFP growth is limited to a few industries. Because TFP growth is typically understood as technological progress, it is concluded that technology diffusion between sectors in Europe is hampered. We use EU KLEMS data sets to decompose sectoral TFP for nine ...

    In: Applied Economics 47 (2015), 55, S. 5933-5944 | Alexander Schiersch, Heike Belitz, Martin Gornig
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    Competition Policy and Productivity Growth: An Empirical Assessment

    This paper estimates the impact of competition policy on total factor productivity (TFP) growth for 22 industries in 12 OECD countries over 1995-2005. We find a positive and significanteffect of competition policy as measured by newly created indexes. We provide results based on instrumental variables estimators and heterogeneous effects to support the causal nature of the established link. The effect ...

    In: The Review of Economics and Statistics 95 (2013), 4, S. 1324-1336 | Paolo Buccirossi, Lorenzo Ciari, Tomaso Duso, Giancarlo Spagnolo, Cristiana Vitale
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    Intangibles, Can They Explain the Dispersion in Return Rates?

    It is proven that the observed return rates on capital have an upward bias if firms are producing with unobserved intangible capital. Using a comprehensive firm level database for Germany, this theoretical preposition is supported empirically. Furthermore, by making unobserved intangible capital observable, dispersion in return rates is dramatically reduced. The results support the assumption that ...

    In: The Review of Income and Wealth 59 (2013), 4, S. 648-664 | Bernd Görzig, Martin Gornig
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