Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7848
This paper analyzes the impact of technological diversity on innovation inputs and success using Swiss firm-level panel data. While we do not find any impact of diversity on R&D intensity, we confirm a positive impact of diversity on patent applications as suggested by the literature. However, since patent applications reflect an intermediate innovation input rather than output, we extend the analysis to the share of sales generated by new products. We find a significant negative...
Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology : May 27th-31st, 2013, Berlin, Germany