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What Makes Them Tick? Employee Motives and Firm Innovation

Henry Sauermann, Wesley M. Cohen

NBER Working Paper No. 14443
Issued in October 2008

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We thank the participants in the Duke University's Fuqua School of Business Strategy Seminar, in the "Workshop on Using Human Resource Data from Science Resources Statistics," and in the Sixth Roundtable for Engineering Entrepreneurship Research, as well as participants in seminars at the NBER, HBS, LBS, MIT, RPI, UCLA, INSEAD, the University of Michigan and the University of Bocconi for their comments. We thank especially Jim Adams, Ashish Arora, Scott Cook, Jeff Edwards, Jon Fjeld, Nimmi Kannankutty, Rachel Kranton, Rick Larrick, Mike Lenox, Megan MacGarvie, Will Mitchell, Luigi Orsenigo, Mike Roach, Scott Rockart, Paula Stephan, Scott Stern, and Marie Thursby. Financial support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. We also thank the Science Resources Statistics Division of the National Science Foundation for providing the restricted-use SESTAT database employed in our empirical analysis. However, "the use of NSF data does not imply NSF endorsement of the research methods or conclusions contained in this report." The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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