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R&D Policy by Sector: A Cross-Country Investigation (avsluttet)

Om prosjektet

Fra den engelske prosjektsiden:

"More than 20 OECD countries currently support private R&D investments through R&D tax incentives schemes, including not only advanced countries but also developing economies such as Brazil, India, China and South Africa (OECD, 2010). The widespread adoption of this type of R&D support schemes has increasingly attracted the attention of innovation scholars and fostered the development of a large stream of applied research, which investigates the effects of tax credits on firms’ R&D expenditures by making use of firm-level data.

The project on “R&D Policy by Sector” has extended this recent strand of research by investigating a new research question: do the effects of R&D tax incentives vary systematically by sector? This question is motivated by the proposition that “sectors matter”: firms in different industries of the economy differ substantially in terms of their R&D intensity, innovation strategy and technological performance. Specifically, the R&D distribution of firms varies greatly by sectors. Other sector-specific factors – such as the degree of market competition, technological opportunities, and the intensity of knowledge diffusion and spillover effects – do also differ substantially across industries. It is therefore reasonable to argue that firms’ responsiveness to fiscal incentives to R&D may vary considerably among industries.

The project studies this unexplored question by carrying out a set of empirical analyses, combining microeconometric and qualitative methods of research, to analyze the effectiveness of fiscal incentives to R&D on firms' innovation efforts and performance, study the extent to which these vary across industries, and discuss whether R&D tax incentives schemes should be re-designed in order to take the sectoral dimension into account."

Bakgrunn

Deltakere i prosjektet er TIK, NUPI, SPRU (UK), Grenoble School of Management og Bocconi University, og tidsrammen er satt fra 2012 til 2015.

Finansiering

Dette prosjektet er en del av Norsk Forskningsråds FORFI-satsning.

 

 

Publisert 19. jan. 2015 16:06 - Sist endret 27. jan. 2016 15:08