Sander Sõna, Jaan Masso, Shakshi Sharma, Priit Vahter and Rajesh Sharma

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Predicting company innovativeness by analysing the website data of firms: a comparison across different types of innovation

This paper investigates which of the core types of innovation can be best predicted based on the website data of firms. In particular, we focus on four distinct key standard types of innovation – product, process, organisational, and marketing innovation in firms. Web-mining of textual data on the websites of firms from Estonia combined with […]

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The Relationship of Technological and Organizational Innovation with Firm Performance: Opening the Black Box of Dynamic Complementarities

This paper explores the dynamic nature of complementarities between technological and organizational innovation at firms. Using Spanish firm level panel data (PITEC) over period 2008-2016, it investigates how the formation, keeping and ending of the joint adoption of these two core types of innovation is associated with firm performance. In the case of the general […]

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Joining and exiting the value chain of multinationals and the performance of suppliers: evidence from inter-firm transaction data

This paper investigates the productivity effects for domestic suppliers from joining and exiting the value chains of multinational enterprises (MNEs). The vast majority of prior literature has relied on sector-level input-output tables in estimating the effects of vertical linkages of FDI. Instead, our econometric analysis of the creation and destruction of backward linkages of MNEs […]

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Do firms really learn from failure? The dynamics of abandoned innovation

Abandoned and failed innovations can be regarded as a part of the natural process of experimentation by firms, which can lead to important lessons being learned. Although the literature suggests some benefit from failure or abandoned innovation activities, prior studies using relatively large firm-level datasets to test the nature of this link are often unable […]

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