NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Innovation and Productivity in SMEs: Empirical Evidence for Italy

Bronwyn H. Hall, Francesca Lotti, Jacques Mairesse

NBER Working Paper No. 14594
Issued in December 2008

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We would like to thank the Mediocredito-Capitalia research department for having kindly supplied firm level data for this project. We thank also Susanto Basu, Ernie Berndt, Piergiuseppe Morone, Mike Scherer, Alessandro Sembenelli, Marco Vivarelli, and participants at the NBER Productivity Seminars and at the workshop "Drivers and Impacts of Corporate R&D in SMEs" held in Seville at ITPS. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Bank of Italy or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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