[No. 2018-009] A Road Untaken: What Makes Entrepreneurs Promote Breakthrough Innovation?
This paper examines the strategic conditions that drive entrepreneurial innovators to pursue novel innovation rather than innovation that is closer to existing technologies. To an increasing extent, startups commercialize innovation in a cooperative setup. Because radical breakthrough innovation is ...
[No. 2018-008] The Role of R&D Offshoring in Knowledge Diffusion: New Evidence from China
While R&D offshoring to emerging economies creates new opportunities for knowledge creation and acquisition, it may also increase the risk of losing critical technological knowledge to indigenous competitors in the host country. Nearly every prior empirical study has shown that the establishment of ...
[No. 2018-007] Clustering, Growth, and Inequality in China
This study examines the effects of China’s industrial clusters on its economic growth and urban–rural income inequality. A density-based index (DBI) is developed to capture the unique features of such clusters in China. From a county-level DBI panel data constructed based on firm-level and county-l...
[No. 2018-006] How rewards enhance truthful reporting: an experimental analysis
We assess experimentally the problem of untruthful reporting when an entity self-reports information to a regulatory authority. To enhance truthful reporting, an independent third party is involved to review the report for truthfulness. In addition, a representative of the regulatory authority may c...
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