Competition and innovation: Together a tricky rollercoaster for productivity

H.P. van der Wiel

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

The second goal of this thesis is to analyze the relationship between competition, innovation and productivity. As empirical evidence for this relationship is hardly available for the Netherlands, chapter 4 fills this gap by using Dutch (aggregate) firm level data. Chapter 5 examines the link between competition and product innovation at the firm level. It particularly analyzes the effect of product differentiation related to making products less close substitutes, and hence making markets less competitive.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Boone, Jan, Promotor
Award date14 Apr 2010
Place of PublicationTilburg
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789056682507
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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