R&D specialization and manufacturing productivity growth

A cross-country study

Jong Rong Chen, Yun Peng Chu, Yi Pey Ou, Chih Hai Yang

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Abstract

This study examines how R&D specialization within the manufacturing sector affects productivity growth, constructing various measures of R&D specialization using a concentration index and industrial classification. Based on 11 member countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for the period from 1981 to 2000, the results obtained based on the fixed-effect panel data model with cross-sectional dependence indicate that concentrating suitable R&D resources within a few industries tends to promote productivity growth. Moreover, this positive effect is relevant to concentrating on development-oriented industries or process innovation-oriented industries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-43
Number of pages11
JournalJapan and the World Economy
Volume34-35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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manufacturing
productivity
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manufacturing sector
OECD
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Cross-country study
Industry
Productivity growth
Manufacturing
Economic cooperation
Resources
Manufacturing sector
Fixed effects
Cross-sectional dependence
Concentration index
Process innovation
Co-development

Keywords

  • Inequality index
  • OECD
  • Productivity growth
  • R&D specialization
  • TFP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Finance
  • Political Science and International Relations

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R&D specialization and manufacturing productivity growth : A cross-country study. / Chen, Jong Rong; Chu, Yun Peng; Ou, Yi Pey; Yang, Chih Hai.

In: Japan and the World Economy, Vol. 34-35, 01.05.2015, p. 33-43.

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Chen, Jong Rong ; Chu, Yun Peng ; Ou, Yi Pey ; Yang, Chih Hai. / R&D specialization and manufacturing productivity growth : A cross-country study. In: Japan and the World Economy. 2015 ; Vol. 34-35. pp. 33-43.
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