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  • SOEPpapers 456 / 2012

    Self-Employment after Socialism: Intergenerational Links, Entrepreneurial Values, and Human Capital

    Drawing on representative household data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we examine the role of an early precursor of entrepreneurial development - parental role models - for the individual decision to become self-employed in the post-unified Germany. The findings suggest that the socialist regime significantly damaged this mechanism of an intergenerational transmission of entrepreneurial attitudes ...

    2012| Michael Fritsch, Alina Rusakova
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    Productivity Transitions in Large Mature Economies: France, Germany and the UK

    In: Matilde Mas, Robert Stehrer (Eds.) , Industrial Productivity in Europe
    Cheltenham [u.a.] : Elgar
    S. 93-128
    | Bernd Görzig, Martin Gornig, Laurence Nayman, Mary O'Mahony
  • Externe Monographien

    Productivity in German Manufacturing Firms: Does Fixed-Term Employment Matter?

    Wuppertal: Schumpeter School of Business and Economics, 2012, 26 S.
    (Schumpeter Discussion Papers ; 2012-004)
    | Sebastian Nielen, Alexander Schiersch
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 10 / 2012

    Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises are Catching up: Seven Questions to Alexander Eickelpasch

  • Diskussionspapiere 1217 / 2012

    Is Technical Progress Sectorally Concentrated? An Empirical Analysis for Western European Countries

    Previous research shows that technical progress at the industry level, measured by sectoral TFP growth, is more localized in continental European countries than in Anglo-Saxon countries. We use EU KLEMS data sets to decompose sectoral TFP for nine European countries by means of a Malmquist approach, in order to separate technical change. Applying Harberger diagrams, we describe the sectoral patterns ...

    2012| Alexander Schiersch, Heike Belitz, Martin Gornig
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 10 / 2012

    Research-Based Companies Perform Better

    The past ten years have seen an expansion in industrial research. There has been a significant increase in the number of research-based companies, as well as in employment in research and development, and in expenditure in this area. Growth has been observed predominantly in companies in less research-intensive sectors and in small and medium-sized enterprises. Consequently, over the last decade, industrial ...

    2012| Alexander Eickelpasch
  • Externe Monographien

    Intangible Capital, Risk and Interindustry Differences in Rates of Return: Evidence from Germany

    Researchers have found plenty of evidence that profit rates vary considerably across industries, particularly in the service sector (or: particularly between manufacturing and sector sectors). We analyze the persistence and the determinants of rate of return differences among the sectors of the German economy. Our analysis proceeds in two stages. In the first stage, we investigate the persistence of ...

    Birmingham [u.a.]: INDICSER, 2012, 22 S.
    (INDICSER Discussion Paper ; 21)
    | Bernd Görzig, Martin Gornig, Axel Werwatz
  • Diskussionspapiere 1123 / 2011

    Who Marries Differently-Aged Spouses? Earnings, Ability and Appearance

    In direct contrast to conventional wisdom and most economic models of gender differences in age of marriage, we present robust evidence that men and women who are married to differently-aged spouses are negatively selected. Earnings analysis of married couples in the 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000 Decennial Censuses finds that male earnings decrease with within-couple age difference, regardless of whether ...

    2011| Hani Mansour, Terra McKinnish
  • Externe Monographien

    Temporary Agency Work and Firm Performance

    Düsseldorf [u.a.]: Statistische Ämter des Bundes u. der Länder, 2011, 18 S.
    (FDZ-Arbeitspapier ; 35)
    | Sebastian Nielen, Alexander Schiersch
  • Diskussionspapiere 1112 / 2011

    Regional Patterns of Intangible Capital, Agglomeration Effects and Localised Spillovers in Germany

    We use a large micro-dataset to assess the importance of intangible capital - organisation, R&D and ICT capital - for the economic performance of establishments and regions in Germany. In 2003 self-produced intangible capital accounted for more than one fifth of the total capital stock of estab-lishments. More than half of the intangible capital is R&D capital. This high proportion is mainly due to ...

    2011| Kurt Geppert, Anne Neumann
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