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L’innovazione delle imprese italiane tra il 2008 e il 2010° italian firms’ innovation strategies in 2008-2010
Titolo Rivista: ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE  
Autori/Curatori: Leandro D'Aurizio, Marco Marinucci 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2013 Fascicolo: Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  31 P. 189-219 Dimensione file:  194 KB
DOI:  10.3280/POLI2013-004009
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The paper describes the innovation strategies of a representative sample of Italian firms participating to the Bank of Italy’s yearly survey. The evidence covers the 2008- 2010 period and highlights some stylized facts widely discussed in the economic literature. Results show that the activity of R&D is carried out within the firm, basically self-financed and it is more intense among bigger firms settled in central and northern Italy. On the other hand, public funding of R&D does not seem able to influence the firms’ decision of undertaking the innovation process. Even though R&D expenditure and innovation activity are highly correlated, managerial best practices tend to be positively associated with R&D expenditure but to a lesser extent with the firms’ ability to introduce an innovation. Moreover, exporting firms have a higher propensity both to invest in R&D and to patent their intellectual property. Finally, the survey shows that the most relevant obstacles for Italian firms to innovate are the high setup costs and the lack of skilled research personnel.


Keywords: Ricerca e sviluppo, innovazione
Jel Code: O31, O32, L25

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