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Working paper No. 289: Regional Effects of Publicly Sponsored R&D Grants on SME Performance

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Företagandets villkor, Internationell handel, Josefin Videnord, Nationalekonomi, Patrik Gustavsson Tingvall
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This paper explores regional variation in the effects of publicly sponsored RD grants on SME performance. The results suggest that there is no guarantee that the grants will impact firm growth, either positive or negative. Studying the heterogeneity of the results, positive growth effects are most likely to be found for publicly sponsored R&D grants targeting SMEs located in regions abundant with skilled labor, whereas the opposite is found for SMEs located in regions with a limited supply of skilled workers.
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Gustavsson Tingvall, P., & Videnord, J. (2017) Regional Effects of Publicly Sponsored R&D Grants on SME Performance. Ratio Working Paper No. 289. Stockholm: Ratio.

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Working paper No. 289: Regional Effects of Publicly Sponsored R&D Grants on SME Performance
Working paperPublication
Gustavsson Tingvall, P, Videnord, J
Publication year

2017

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Ratio Working Paper

Abstract

This paper explores regional variation in the effects of publicly sponsored RD grants on SME performance. The results suggest that there is no guarantee that the grants will impact firm growth, either positive or negative. Studying the heterogeneity of the results, positive growth effects are most likely to be found for publicly sponsored R&D grants targeting SMEs located in regions abundant with skilled labor, whereas the opposite is found for SMEs located in regions with a limited supply of skilled workers.

Related content: Regional differences in effects of publicly sponsored R&D grants on SME performance

Working paper No. 289: Regional Effects of Publicly Sponsored R&D Grants on SME Performance
Working paperPublication
Gustavsson Tingvall, P, Videnord, J
Publication year

2017

Published in

Ratio Working Paper

Abstract

This paper explores regional variation in the effects of publicly sponsored RD grants on SME performance. The results suggest that there is no guarantee that the grants will impact firm growth, either positive or negative. Studying the heterogeneity of the results, positive growth effects are most likely to be found for publicly sponsored R&D grants targeting SMEs located in regions abundant with skilled labor, whereas the opposite is found for SMEs located in regions with a limited supply of skilled workers.

Related content: Regional differences in effects of publicly sponsored R&D grants on SME performance

Ratio Working Paper No. 349: Industrial conflict in essential services in a new era – Swedish rules in a comparative perspective
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Karlson, N.
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2021

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This paper examines whether the Swedish regulatory system of dealing with industrial conflicts that affect essential services need an update or reform. Are the existing rules effective in a world where many essential services are upheld by many interdependent agents in complex systems where every single node becomes critical for the functioning of the system, and where the essential service activities could be either private or public? A comparative study is conducted with the corresponding regulatory systems of the United Kingdom, Germany, and Denmark.
The conclusion is that Sweden is a special case. The Swedish protection against and readiness in dealing with societally harmful industrial conflicts in essential services is weaker than in the countries of comparison. Just as in relation to other threats to essential services, it is not sustainable to claim that just because such a threat is not currently present, there would be no need for preparedness.
There are many alternative ways to handle this. Desirable methods should both prevent harmful conflicts from erupting and end conflicts that have grown harmful to society at a later stage. The labour market organisations should have a mutual interest in reforming the rules.

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