This paper investigates the ‘virtuous circle’ between innovative inputs, outputs and economic performance with a three-equation model highlighting feedback loops and simultaneous relations. An empirical test is conducted of innovative expenditure, innovative sales and economic results in a sample of Italian manufacturing firms, comparing occasional and serial innovators. The data, for 1998-2007, are drawn from a rich panel of Italian firms with 20 or more employees compiled by the National Institute of Statistics, ISTAT, including three waves of Community Innovation Surveys. The model extends that developed at industry level by Bogliacino and Pianta (2013a, 2013b) and confirms those earlier findings. For the core of persistent innovators, there are complex links at play in different phases of the innovation process and in the feedbacks between economic success and sustained innovation expenditure.

Modelling the virtuous circle of innovation. A test on Italian firms

PIANTA, MARIO
2017-01-01

Abstract

This paper investigates the ‘virtuous circle’ between innovative inputs, outputs and economic performance with a three-equation model highlighting feedback loops and simultaneous relations. An empirical test is conducted of innovative expenditure, innovative sales and economic results in a sample of Italian manufacturing firms, comparing occasional and serial innovators. The data, for 1998-2007, are drawn from a rich panel of Italian firms with 20 or more employees compiled by the National Institute of Statistics, ISTAT, including three waves of Community Innovation Surveys. The model extends that developed at industry level by Bogliacino and Pianta (2013a, 2013b) and confirms those earlier findings. For the core of persistent innovators, there are complex links at play in different phases of the innovation process and in the feedbacks between economic success and sustained innovation expenditure.
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