Documentos de trabajo » 2018

2020 (6) | 2019 (7) | 2018 (1) | 2017 (4) | 2016 (4) | 2015 (13) | 2014 (2) | 2013 (3) | 2011 (10) | 2010 (19) | 2007 (8) | 2006 (16) | 2005 (12) | 2004 (15) | 2003 (16) | 2002 (32) | 2001 (15) | 2000 (20) | 1999 (12) | 1998 (16) | 1997 (6) | 1996 (2) | 1995 (2) | 1994 (3) | 1993 (5) | 1992 (6) | 1991 (2)

Enero 2018

Referencia: 
Martínez, C. & Parlane, S.(2018).On the firms’ decision to hire academic scientists. Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos (IPP) CSIC, Working Paper. 2018-01.
Autores: 

Catalina Martínez and Sarah Parlane

Abstract:

Firms hire scientists to increase their absorptive capacity and generate new knowledge and innovations. In this paper, we analyse a firm’s optimal contracting decisions when scientists have differing tastes for science. The contracted scientist engages in multitasking following her own academic agenda and the firm’s agenda and each task delivers distinct outcomes. Our setting disentangles the productivity and absorptive capacity effects for the firm as well as the preference and opportunity cost effects for the scientists. The productivity effect refers to a scientist’s...