(The) effect of international R&D spillovers with production frontiers = 생산프론티어를 이용한 국가간 연구개발 파급효과에 관한 연구

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In the thesis, we investigate the relationship between productivity change and R&D in the presence of international R&D spillovers by trade and technological distance. The study covers total manufacturing industries in OECD countries. We assume the main channels of international R&D spillovers are trade and technological distance. We use the non-parametric frontier and parametric frontier approaches to examine the influence of domestic R&D and international spillovers on TFP change, technical change, and efficiency change. We expect domestic R&D and international spillovers to affect these changes in different ways. Most empirical studies use the traditional total factor productivity index, which assumes that all units of decision making are technically efficient. In order to consider inefficiency and decompose productivity into the components mentioned above, we introduce the concept of frontier. Using the concept of frontier, we also decompose the change of total factor productivity into efficiency change and technological progress. Our empirical results indicate that for all countries as a whole, both domestic R&D and disembodied spillovers of R&D have statistically significant and positive effects on TFP growth, and especially on technical change. We further investigate R&D and spillover effects by dividing countries into two groups: a high-R&D-intensive group and a low-R&D-intensive group. For the high-R&D-intensive group we select the top five countries that exhibit relatively large ratios of R&D expenditures to value added, and for the low intensive group we select the bottom five countries. For high-R&D-intensive countries, the growth of TFP is mainly attributable to the increase in domestic R&D. For low-R&D-intensive countries, however, the international spillovers are the main factors for the TFP growth. Technical innovation is attributable to disembodied international spillovers, and efficiency improvement to embodied spillovers. For the comparison o...
Advisors
Lee, Hoe-Kyungresearcher이회경researcher
Description
한국과학기술원 : 경영공학전공,
Publisher
한국과학기술원
Issue Date
2003
Identifier
181201/325007 / 000955073
Language
eng
Description

학위논문(박사) - 한국과학기술원 : 경영공학전공, 2003.2, [ viii, 124 p. ]

Keywords

International Spillovers; Panel Data Analysis; 연구개발투자; 파급효과

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http://hdl.handle.net/10203/53404
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http://library.kaist.ac.kr/search/detail/view.do?bibCtrlNo=181201&flag=dissertation
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KGSM-Theses_Ph.D.(박사논문)
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