Technological regimes, Schumpeterian patterns of innovation and firm-level productivity growth

Castellacci, Fulvio and Zheng, Jinghai (2010) Technological regimes, Schumpeterian patterns of innovation and firm-level productivity growth. Industrial and Corporate Change, 19 (6). pp. 1829-1865. ISSN 0960-6491

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The article investigates the relationships between technological regimes and firm-level productivity performance, and it explores how such a relationship differs in different Schumpeterian patterns of innovation. The analysis makes use of a rich dataset containing data on innovation and other economic characteristics of a large representative sample of Norwegian firms in manufacturing and service industries for the period 1998–2004. First, we decompose TFP growth into technical progress and efficiency changes by means of data envelopment analysis. We then estimate an empirical model that relates these two productivity components to the characteristics of technological regimes and a set of other firm-specific factors. The results indicate that: (i) TFP growth has mainly been achieved through technical progress, while technical efficiency has on average decreased; (ii) the characteristics of technological regimes are important determinants of firm-level productivity growth, but their impacts on technical progress are different from the effects on efficiency change; (iii) the estimated model works differently in the two Schumpeterian regimes. Technical progress has been more dynamic in Schumpeter Mark II industries, while efficiency change has been more important in Schumpeter Mark I markets.

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Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Industrial and Corporate Change following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version [Industrial and Corporate Change (2010) 19 (6): 1829-1865.] is available online at:
Subjects: N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2013 13:45
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 15:45

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