Innovation, Employment, and Firm Performance in the German Service Sector

  • Ulrich¬†Kaiser

Part of the ZEW Economic Studies book series (ZEW, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Ulric Kaiser
    Pages 1-2
  3. Ulric Kaiser
    Pages 21-73
  4. Ulric Kaiser
    Pages 75-107
  5. Ulric Kaiser
    Pages 139-141
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 143-164

About this book


Empirical and theoretical evidence on the German service sector is inversely related to its growing overall importance for the entire economy. This monograph offers a comprehensive theory-based econometric treatment of three important and severely understudied issues related to services: innovative activity, the effects of innovation on the demand for labour, and the performance of newly founded firms. In addition, the book contains detailed descriptive statistics on innovative activity, skill mix as well as on growth and current economic importance. It offers researchers, policy makers, and practitioners a unique opportunity to gain knowledge on the new German service economy.


Employment Firm Performance Firm Success Forschung & Entwicklung Innovation Labour Demand Service Sector economic growth growth

Authors and affiliations

  • Ulrich¬†Kaiser
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) Research Group Information and Communication TechnologiesHarvard UniversityMannheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1481-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57453-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-6781
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-2027
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