The emergence of new firm-level data, including the European Community Innovation Survey (CIS), has led to a surge of studies on innovation and firm behaviour. This book documents progress in four interrelated fields: - investigation of the use of new indicators of innovation output - investigation of determinants of innovative behaviour - the role of spillovers, the public knowledge infrastructure and research and development collaboration - The impact of innovation on firm performance Written by an international group of contributors, the studies are based on agriculture and the manufacturing and service industries in Europe and Canada and provide new insights into the driving forces behind innovation, firm performance and knowledge spillovers.
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Author Biography - Alfred Kleinknecht
ALFRED KLEINKNECHT is Professor in the Economics of Innovation at Delft University of Technology. He was previously a senior researcher at the Foundation for Economic Research at the University of Amsterdam and Professor of Industrial Economics and Director of the Economic and Social Institute at the Free University of Amsterdam. PIERRE MOHNEN is Professor of Economics at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal and a fellow at the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO). He recently joined the University of Maastricht and MERIT. His main areas of research are the economics of innovation, R&D and productivity. He has published in such journals as the European Economic Review, the Canadian Journal of Economics, the Journal of International Economics, STI Review, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics and Annales d'Economie et de Statistiques.