Innovation, external technological environment and the total factor productivity of enterprises

Zumian Xiao, Hongfeng Peng, Zheyao Pan

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Abstract

In this paper, we study the impact of endogenous innovation and the external technological environment on total factor productivity. We first develop an endogenous growth model and derive a testable empirical model. We then estimate the empirical model based on the World Bank’s worldwide enterprise survey data for 119 countries spanning 2007–2017. Our results suggest that: (i) enterprises’ R&D activity increases their total factor productivity; (ii) a higher level of external technology weakens the impact of the R&D activity on total factor productivity; and (iii) enterprises located in low‐ and middle‐income countries often lack continuous innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages27
JournalAccounting & Finance
Early online date17 Mar 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Mar 2021

Keywords

  • Innovation
  • R&D
  • Technological environment
  • Total factor productivity

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