This paper starts from samples of economic literature hypothesizing and partly establishing a positive relationship between innovation, firm level change, and skill-bias. Confronting this literature with Danish empirics, and literature on small business economics, a research question on the generalizability of skill-bias emerge. Finally, taking advantage of unique Danish data, the empirical part of the paper reports findings indicating an increased likelihood of innovative small firms to hire a first academically skilled worker when compared to non-innovative counterparts. These findings generally support the literature on skill-bias, but some qualifying aspects from a small firm perspective are also stated.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||International Schumpeter Society Conference - Nice, France|
Duration: 21 Jun 2006 → 24 Jun 2006
Conference number: 11
|Conference||International Schumpeter Society Conference|
|Period||21/06/2006 → 24/06/2006|