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Essays on firm innovation

Abstract : This thesis examines the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship and competition dynamics. Using patent data, I have very detailed information on firm technological content which allows me to understand more intricacies in firm behavior, namely the type and originality of innovation the firm is doing. My first chapter analyzes the innovation incentives exerted by the pull of potential acquirers on new start-up firms. I test the hypothesis that start-ups innovate in closer complementary areas to their potential acquirers when they expect their primary exit strategy to be a buyout. In a complimentary work, I document the long run impact of the initial positions new firms choose. This study provides a measure of the push effect from having expertise built up in a technological area. It also presents some patterns that disentangle firm size and firm age on innovation choices. Finally, my third chapter analyzes the pull effect on innovation imposed by policy changes on vehicle emission limits. This study addresses the question of whether there are early mover advantages for policy makers.
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Connie Lee. Essays on firm innovation. Economics and Finance. Université Paris sciences et lettres, 2020. English. ⟨NNT : 2020UPSLM070⟩. ⟨tel-03293481⟩

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