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Philippe Cuneo

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1984Productivity and R&D at the Firm Level in French Manufacturing
with Jacques Mairesse
in R&D, Patents, and Productivity, Zvi Griliches, editor
1983Productivity and R&D at the Firm Level in French Manufacturing
with Jacques Mairesse: w1068
In a companion study to that of Griliches and Mairesse for the United States, we have investigated the relationship between output, labor, and physical and R&D capital during the 1972-1977 period for a sample of 182 R&D performing firms in the French nnufacturing industries. Our results are quite comparable to those obtained for the U.S. The relationship between firm productivity and R&D appears both strong and robust in the cross-sectional dimension of the data; it is less so in the time dimension. However, the within-firm estimates are still significant and of a likely order of magnitude.In this respect, they are more satisfactory than the U.S. ones. We show that this is largely due to a better measurement of the variables: (1) the fact that we can use a value-added measure of output ins...

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