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Tesi etd-05152019-225141

Type of thesis
Corsi integrativi di II livello
Author
MARIANI, ALESSANDRA
URN
etd-05152019-225141
Title
Firm Size and Innovation in the Manufacturing Industry: Evidence from Three European Countries
Structure
Cl. Sc. Sociali - Scienze Economiche
Course
SCIENZE ECONOMICHE E MANAGERIALI - Innovation Management (LM 77) - Universita di Trento
Committee
Tutor Prof. NUVOLARI, ALESSANDRO
Presidente Prof. BOTTAZZI, GIULIO
Membro Prof.ssa CHIAROMONTE, FRANCESCA
Relatore Prof. MINA, ANDREA
Membro Prof. TAMAGNI, FEDERICO
Membro Prof. TESTA, FRANCESCO
Membro Prof. MONETA, ALESSIO
Relatore Prof. PIERI, FABIO
Keywords
  • dimensione d'impresa
  • firm-level approach
  • industria manifatturiera
  • innovazione
  • Italy
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Availability
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Abstract
The Italian manufacturing industry is the second one in Europe for value added, after Germany, and the seventh in the world (Confindustria, 2019). However, the traditional indicators of innovations such as the gross domestic expenditure on R&amp;D and the number of patents show that Italian firms are lagging behind most of their European counterparts. Concerns have been expressed on the small size of the Italian manufacturing firms, that may hinder their innovative capability and prevent them from effectively exploiting opportunities in international markets (Banca d’Italia, 2013). The comparison is typically made with Germany and France, the other two prominent manufacturing industries in Europe, that are characterised by a larger average firm size. <br>This work aims to investigate the innovative gap between the Italian and the French and German manufacturing industries in light of the relationship between innovation and firm size.
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