Rupert B. Harrison
The Institute for Fiscal Studies
7 Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE.
Institutional Affiliation: University College London
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|August 2008||Does Innovation Stimulate Employment? A Firm-Level Analysis Using Comparable Micro-Data from Four European Countries|
with Jordi Jaumandreu, Jacques Mairesse, Bettina Peters: w14216
This paper studies the impact of process and product innovations introduced by firms on employment growth in these firms. A simple model that relates employment growth to process innovations and to the growth of sales separately due to innovative and unchanged products is developed and estimated using comparable firm-level data from France, Germany, Spain and the UK. Results show that displacement effects induced by productivity growth in the production of old products are large, while those associated with process innovations, which are likely to be compensated by price decreases, appear to be small. The effects related to product innovations are, however, strong enough to overcompensate these displacement effects.
Published: Harrison, Rupert & Jaumandreu, Jordi & Mairesse, Jacques & Peters, Bettina, 2014. "Does innovation stimulate employment? A firm-level analysis using comparable micro-data from four European countries," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 29-43. citation courtesy of