There is a rich literature on how innovation may affect job creation, firm survival and productivity growth. The evidence tends to indicate positive (but often small) effects on employment, an “innovation premium” in terms of firm survival and a positive effect on productivity growth.
However, the findings exhibit a high degree of heterogeneity in general and a non-trivial frequency of adverse effects on employment and wage inequalities. Furthermore, innovation’s effects may be non-linear, with the implication that researchers and policy-makers should pay more attention to scale and threshold effects.
The workshop brings together 14 original research papers authored by 43 distinguished contributors to the research field. The papers address five themes, four of which are substantive and one is methodological:
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