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Tesi etd-06252013-105452


Thesis type
Tesi di laurea magistrale
Author
BONACETO, ANDREA
URN
etd-06252013-105452
Title
An estimation of Pavitt's Taxonomy among Italy, United Kingdom, France and Germany
Struttura
ECONOMIA E MANAGEMENT
Corso di studi
SCIENZE ECONOMICHE
Commissione
relatore Dosi, Giovanni
correlatore Prof. Cambini, Riccardo
Parole chiave
  • France
  • Italy
  • OECD
  • Europe
  • Data Envelope Analysis
  • DEA
  • taxonomy
  • United Kingdom
  • Pavitt
  • Germany
  • Andrea Bonaceto
  • Giovanni Dosi
  • Riccardo Cambini
Data inizio appello
15/07/2013;
Consultabilità
parziale
Data di rilascio
15/07/2053
Riassunto analitico
The aim of this work is to sketch the technological development in Italy, in the United Kingdom, in France and in Germany using Pavitt’s Taxonomy. After a first theoretical explanation of the nature of technology and of the international and intersectoral differences among the above mentioned countries, we analyse Pavitt’s Taxonomy in detail, performing an empirical analysis. The period we are interested in is from 1989 to 2006 and the main analyzed indexes are the Revealed Technological Advantage (RTA), the Revealed Export Advantage (RXA) and the Number of Patents per worker (PN). Furthermore in the last two chapters we use<br>Data Envelopment Analysis following two different approaches: the first one evaluates how efficiently patents per capita, investments per capita and added value per capita are transformed by Pavitt’s Taxonomy sectors into export per capita, whereas the second one considers patents per capita and investments per capita as inputs and added value per capita only as an output. All these variables represent proxies for technological development.
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