nep-cse New Economics Papers
on Economics of Strategic Management
Issue of 2023‒03‒13
six papers chosen by
João José de Matos Ferreira
Universidade da Beira Interior

  1. Patents that match your standards: firm-level evidence on competition and innovation By Bergeaud, Antonin; Schmidt, Juliane; Zago, Riccardo
  2. How the green and digital transitions are reshaping the automotive ecosystem By Antoine Dechezleprêtre; Luis Díaz; Milenko Fadic; Guy Lalanne
  3. From public labs to private firms: magnitude and channels of R&D spillovers By Bergeaud, Antonin; Guillouzouic, Arthur; Henry, Emeric; Malgouyres, Clement
  4. Impact of business transfer on economic performance: The case of Italian family farms By Danilo Bertoni; Laure Latruffe; Daniele Cavicchioli
  5. Balancing Digital Innovation and Cybersecurity Capabilities through Organizational Ambidexterity – An Investigation in the Automotive Industry By Heierhoff, Sebastian; Reher, Alina
  6. "The Ways that Digital Technologies Inform Visitor's Engagement with Cultural Heritage Sites: Informal Learning in the Digital Era " By Wenrui Wang

  1. By: Bergeaud, Antonin; Schmidt, Juliane; Zago, Riccardo
    Abstract: When a technology becomes the new standard, the firms that are leaders in producing this technology have a competitive advantage. Matching the semantic content of patents to standards and exploiting the exogenous timing of standardization, we show that firms closer to the new technological frontier increase their market share and sales. In addition, if they operate in a very competitive market, these firms also increase their R&D expenses and investment. Yet, these effects are temporary since standardization creates a common technological basis for everyone, which allows followers to catch up and the economy to grow.
    Keywords: standardization; patents; competition; innovation; text mining
    JEL: L15 O31 O33
    Date: 2022–10–24
  2. By: Antoine Dechezleprêtre; Luis Díaz; Milenko Fadic; Guy Lalanne
    Abstract: The automotive sector is important across OECD countries in terms of value-added and R&D, but is also heavily affected by the green and the digital transformations. This paper offers a novel and holistic view of the automotive sector and its surrounding ecosystem based on a combination of Inter-Country Input-Output (ICIO) tables, patent data, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, cross-country micro-distributed data and firm-level balance sheet data. It identifies the boundaries of this industrial ecosystem including connected sectors (e.g. upstream and downstream) as well as knowledge and technology providers (e.g. universities or the digital industry). The paper documents emerging trends at the geographical and technological levels and provides a comprehensive assessment of the ecosystem’s changing microstructure, with a growing role of young and digital-intensive companies. Finally, it provides recommendations for effective public policies to support the automotive ecosystem, with a focus on innovation, competition and the growth of young firms.
    Keywords: automotive, autonomous vehicles, decarbonisation, industrial ecosystems, industrial policy
    JEL: L62 O25 L50 O38 Q58
    Date: 2023–03–01
  3. By: Bergeaud, Antonin; Guillouzouic, Arthur; Henry, Emeric; Malgouyres, Clement
    Abstract: Introducing a new measure of scientific proximity between private firms and public research groups and exploiting a multi-billion euro financing program of academic clusters in France, we provide causal evidence of spillovers from academic research to private sector firms. Firms in the top quartile of exposure to the funding shock increase their R&D effort by 20% compared to the bottom quartile. We exploit reports produced by funded clusters, complemented by data on labor mobility and R&D public-private partnerships, to provide evidence on the channels for these spillovers. We show that spillovers are driven by outsourcing of R&D activities by the private to the public sectors and, to a lesser extent, by labor mobility from one to the other and by informal contacts. We discuss the policy implications of these findings.
    Keywords: knowledge spillovers; policy instruments; technological distance
    JEL: O32 O38 R12
    Date: 2022–10–26
  4. By: Danilo Bertoni; Laure Latruffe (BSE - Bordeaux Sciences Economiques - UB - Université de Bordeaux - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique); Daniele Cavicchioli
    Abstract: The impact of business transfer on family business performance is widely explored in the literature but is neglected for agriculture although family farms are key players in the economy. We investigate whether the succession changes the economic performance of family firms for Italian family farms during the period 2008–2014. Our results show that succession on these family businesses has a negative effect on their economic performance related to capital, due to an increase in capital after succession. One policy implication is that support for investment by new farmers should be improved.
    Keywords: Family business, Succession, Economic performance, Propensity score matching, PSM, Italian farms
    Date: 2023–01–18
  5. By: Heierhoff, Sebastian; Reher, Alina
    Date: 2022–01–04
  6. By: Wenrui Wang ("University of Sheffield, Western Bank, S10 2TN, Sheffield, The U.K. " Author-2-Name: Author-2-Workplace-Name: Author-3-Name: Author-3-Workplace-Name: Author-4-Name: Author-4-Workplace-Name: Author-5-Name: Author-5-Workplace-Name: Author-6-Name: Author-6-Workplace-Name: Author-7-Name: Author-7-Workplace-Name: Author-8-Name: Author-8-Workplace-Name:)
    Abstract: "Objective - Heritage sites are typical informal learning spaces that play significant roles in promoting cultural and historical knowledge among visitors. Visitors' engagement with heritage sites is a traditional view of exploring the informal learning spaces in the cultural sector. Methodology/Technique - Informal learning within heritage sites, however, has been informed and changed by digitization and virtualization in the cultural sector. But this generates new research interests in establishing links between traditional and digital cultural studies using a case study methodology. Finding - This paper discussed several cases to show how digital technologies inform visitors' engagement with heritage sites. Novelty - In this way, this paper also explores informal learning in the digital era. This paper also offers suggestions for future researchers in this area. Type of Paper - Empirical"
    Keywords: Engagement, informal learning, digital heritage sites, digital technologies, cultural sector, digital era.
    JEL: Z10
    Date: 2023–12–31

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