Innovation and Technological Change, Economics of

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We review empirical findings on the determination of R&D and R&D performance, as well as key questions that remain unaddressed. This article briefly considers the Schumpeterian hypotheses relating innovation to market structure and firm size, and considers in more depth the role of firm characteristics and industry-level variables - broadly characterized as reflecting demand, technological opportunity, and demand conditions - in affecting firms' innovative activity and performance.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cohen, WM

Published Date

  • March 26, 2015

Book Title

  • International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition

Start / End Page

  • 160 - 168

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780080970868

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.71047-6

Citation Source

  • Scopus