R&D and innovation policy in the Western Balkans: are there additionality effects?

Orlic, Edvard, Radicic, Dragana and Balavac, Merima (2019) R&D and innovation policy in the Western Balkans: are there additionality effects? Science and Public Policy, 36 . ISSN 0302-3427

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This article examines three types of additionality – input, output and behavioural - in a cross-country framework. Besides conducting a systemic evaluation, which is scarce even in developed economies, this is among the first studies to investigate the effectiveness of R&D and innovation policy in transition economies. We estimate treatment effects for small and medium-sized firms (SMEs) in six Western Balkan countries. Empirical findings from matching estimators indicate no input and output additionality, while we find evidence of behavioural additionality. These results highlight the importance of conducting a systemic evaluation of innovation public support. We discuss theoretical and policy implications stemming from our empirical findings.

Keywords:R&D support, SMEs, Input additionality, Output additionality, Behavioural additionality
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:36601
Deposited On:05 Aug 2019 08:39

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