Statliga innovationsstöd till små och medelstora företag – har de någon effekt?

PublikationArtikel (utan peer review)
Daniel Halvarsson, Företagandets villkor, Företagsstöd, Företagstillväxt, Innovation, Nationalekonomi, Patrik Tingvall, SMEs, Sven-Olov Daunfeldt


Syftet med denna rapport har varit att presentera resultat från en kontrafaktisk effektutvärdering av Vinnovas stödprogram Vinn Nu och Forska & Väx. Vi finner inga statistiskt säkerställda effekter av stödprogrammen på antalet anställda, arbetskraftsproduktiviteten, andelen högutbildade arbetare eller andelen forskare i de stödmottagande företagen. Den enda positiva effekt som kan observeras är att stöden lett till en ökad omsättning för stödföretagen jämfört med liknande företag som inte tilldelades stöd. Denna effekt är dock begränsad till företag med mindre än sex anställda och observeras endast under det första året efter det att stöden upphört.

Daunfeldt, S-O., Gustavsson Tingvall, P., & Halvarsson, D. (2016). Statliga innovationsstöd till små och medelstora företag – har de någon effekt? Ekonomisk debatt, 44(1), 6-19.

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