JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTICS AND A ›› 2014, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (6): 63-67.DOI: 10.13766/j.bhsk.1008-2204.2013.0534

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Firm Size and Innovation in Electronic and Telecommunication Equipment Manufacturing Industry

Hou Linlin1, Xue Xue2   

  1. 1. School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191, China;
    2. School of Economics, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China
  • Received:2013-11-25 Online:2014-11-25 Published:2014-11-21


Using China's province-level panel data from 1998 to 2010, this paper explores the empirical relationship between firm size and innovation based on dynamic panel data model. The results indicate that the firm size makes positive and significant contribution to the innovation in electronic and telecommunication equipment manufacturing industry, which increases non-linearly with the firm size. It is also found that corporate profits and foreign direct investment level have no stable and significant effects on the innovation, but economic development levels and openness rate have significantly positive effects on it.

Key words: electronic and telecommunication equipment manufacturing industry, corporate size, corporate innovation, dynamic panel data model, corporate profits

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