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    Economic crisis and innovation: is destruction prevailing over accumulation?

    Archibugi, Daniele and Filippetti, Andrea and Frenz, Marion (2012) Economic crisis and innovation: is destruction prevailing over accumulation? Working Paper. Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK.

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    The 2008 economic crisis has severely reduced the short-term willingness of firms to invest in innovation. But this reduction has not occurred uniformly and a few firms even increased their investment in spite of the adverse macroeconomic environment. This paper, based on the latest three waves of the UK Community Innovation Survey, compares drivers of innovation investment before and during the crisis. We find that the crisis led to a concentration of innovative activities among fast growing and already innovative firms. The companies in pursuit of more explorative strategies towards new product and market developments are those to cope better with the crisis.


    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: CIMR Research Working Paper Series, Working Paper No. 6 ISSN: 2052-062X
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Economic crisis, innovation investment, Community Innovation Survey
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2013 13:43
    Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 20:06


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