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.The MIP-S is a stratified random sample, stratified with respect to sectoral and regional affiliation (East/West Germany) and with respect to firm size classes. ... storage and communication, financial intermediation as well as real estate, renting and business activities (compare Table ... concept of innovation surveys in manufacturing industries, as summarized in the OECD Oslo-manual (OECD 1994, 1997)anbsp;...
|Title||:||Innovation, Employment, and Firm Performance in the German Service Sector|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2002-04-23|