Modelling the joint impact of R&D and ICT on productivity: a frontier analysis approach

Pieri, Fabio, Vecchi, Michela ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0129-6769 and Venturini, Francesco (2018) Modelling the joint impact of R&D and ICT on productivity: a frontier analysis approach. Research Policy, 47 (9) . pp. 1842-1852. ISSN 0048-7333 [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.respol.2018.06.013)

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Abstract

This study explores the channels through which technological investments affect productivity performance of industrialized economies. Using a Stochastic Frontier Model (SFM) we estimate the productivity effects of R&D and ICT for a large sample of OECD industries between 1973 and 2007, identifying four channels of transmission: input accumulation, technological change, technical efficiency and spillovers. Our results show that ICT has been particularly effective in reducing production inefficiency and in generating inter-industry spillovers, while R&D has raised the rate of technical change and favoured knowledge spillovers within sectors. We also quantify the contribution of technological investments to output and total factor productivity growth documenting that R&D and ICT accounted for almost 95% of productivity growth in the OECD area.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Economics
Item ID: 24426
Notes on copyright: © 2018. This author's accepted manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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Depositing User: Michela Vecchi
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2018 10:39
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2021 19:52
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/24426

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