Are foreign firms more technologically intensive? UK establishment evidence from the ARD

Nigel Driffield*, Karl Taylor

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Abstract

This paper employs establishment level data from the annual respondents database to consider technological differences between establishments operating in the UK. We adopt very precise measures of technology, arguably much more detailed than have hitherto been employed to address the key question of whether use of technology differs by nationality. After numerous controls we find that typically North American establishments have a higher probability of being more technologically intensive than their UK counterparts. This result also stands up in panel analysis. © Scottish Economic Society 2005, Published by Blackwell Publishing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-53
Number of pages16
JournalScottish Journal of Political Economy
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2005

Bibliographical note

This is the pre-peer-reviewed version of the following article: Driffield, N., & Taylor, K. (2005). Are foreign firms more technologically intensive? UK establishment evidence from the ARD. Scottish journal of political economy, 52(1), 38-53., which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.0036-9292.2005.00333.x/abstract

Keywords

  • multinational enterprise
  • technology
  • R&D

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