Do Schumpeterian Waves of Creative Destruction Lead to Higher Productivity? Panel Data Evidence from Poland

21 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2002

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Frederic Warzynski

Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business Economics

Date Written: July 2002

Abstract

We look at the determinants and consequences of job reallocation in the 22 2-digit sectors of the manufacturing industry in Poland over the period 1993-1997. Import competition and competitive market structure (weak concentration) are found to lead to more reallocation. Moreover, more reallocation seems to be associated with more poductive industries in some specifications. This confirms implications from neo-Schumpterian growth models: One channel through which competition might positively affect growth is through the reallocation of scarce resources from declining firms to rising ones.

Keywords: Schumpeterian growth, job flows, competition, trade

JEL Classification: F16, J24, J6, O3, P3

Suggested Citation

Warzynski, Frederic, Do Schumpeterian Waves of Creative Destruction Lead to Higher Productivity? Panel Data Evidence from Poland (July 2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=321040 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.321040

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