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Performance of Patenting Firms

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Most countries focus on industries with high technology and the governments grant subsidies to innovating firms. However, there has been remarkable few studies of the performance of innovative firms or industries. This study examines the performance of patent active firms compared to the non-patenting firms within the manufacturing sector in Denmark. Performance is measured both by growth in employment as well as in the return on equity and profit share in turnover. The results suggest that differences in performance of patenting and non-patenting firms are very small, which questions the political tendency to favour the high tech sector.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on "Building People and Organizational Excellence"
EditorsSu Mi Park Dahlgaard, Jens J. Dahlgaard
Number of pages16
PublisherAarhus School of Business
Publication year2000
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventBuilding People and Organizational Excellence - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 20 Aug 200022 Aug 2000


ConferenceBuilding People and Organizational Excellence

    Research areas

  • Firm performance, Intellectual property rights

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