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Governance and effects of public R&D subsidies: evidence from China

Guo, Di; Guo, Yan; Jiang, Kun

Authors

Di Guo

Yan Guo

KUN JIANG Kun.Jiang@nottingham.ac.uk
Associate Professor



Abstract

This study examines the effects of public research and development (R&D) subsidies and the governance of such subsidies on firm productivity based on the analysis of a firm-level panel dataset between 1998 and 2007 in China. It is found that public R&D subsidies tend to support more productive firms and the productivity of these government-backed firms is improved further after they get the government support. Less attention is paid to the observable or measurable performance measurements in ex-ante project selection, and the ex-post effects are stronger when the governance of the public R&D subsidies becomes more decentralized due to an exogenous policy change. In other words, better decentralization of governance is associated with more pronounced effects of R&D subsidies. Identification concerns are addressed with various approaches to confirm the treatment effect of public R&D subsidies and the governance of such subsidies.

Citation

Guo, D., Guo, Y., & Jiang, K. (2018). Governance and effects of public R&D subsidies: evidence from China. Technovation, 74-75, 18-31. doi:10.1016/j.technovation.2018.04.001

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 12, 2018
Online Publication Date Apr 24, 2018
Publication Date Jul 1, 2018
Deposit Date Apr 16, 2018
Publicly Available Date Apr 25, 2020
Journal Technovation
Print ISSN 0166-4972
Electronic ISSN 1879-2383
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 74-75
Pages 18-31
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2018.04.001
Keywords Public R&D subsidies; Productivity; Governance; Decentralization, China
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/51149
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166497218302372
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
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