Labor Mobility and Patenting Activity

OPEN ARCHIVE

Union Jack
Dannebrog

Labor Mobility and Patenting Activity

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Kaiser, Ulrich en_US
dc.contributor.author Kongsted, Hans Christian en_US
dc.contributor.author Rønde, Thomas en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:28:17Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:28:17Z
dc.date.issued 2008-12-08T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7704
dc.description.abstract We measure the quantitative importance of labor mobility as a vehicle for the transmission of knowledge and skills across firms. For this purpose we create a unique data set that matches all applications of Danish firms at the European Patent Office to linked employer-employee register data for the years 1999-2002. The Danish workforce is split into "R&D workers", who hold a bachelor's or a master's degree in a technical field, and "non-R&D workers". We find that mobile R&D workers ("R&D joiners"') contribute more to patenting activity than immobile R&D workers. Furthermore, R&D workers who have previously been employed by a patenting firm ("patent exposed workers") have a larger effect on patenting activity than R&D workers without this experience. Patent exposed R&D joiners constitute the most productive group of workers: for firms that patented prior to 1999, one additional worker of this type relates to an increase in the number of patent applications of the new employer by 0.0646. This corresponds to a 14 percent increase in the mean number of yearly patent applications. We also find that mobility of R&D workers increases the joint patenting activity of the donor and recipient firms, confirming the importance of labor mobility for innovation in the economy. en_US
dc.format.extent 39 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2008-16 en_US
dc.title Labor Mobility and Patenting Activity en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt08dec05 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Centre for Economic and Business Research en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort CEBR en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Centre for Economic and Business Research en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort CEBR en_US
dc.idnumber x656557442 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2008 en_US


Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Files Size Format View
dp 2008-16.pdf 355.4Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record