R&D, Human Capital and Export Behavior of Manufacturing and Service Firms in Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Amadu, A.W.
dc.contributor.author Danquah, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-10T09:43:17Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-10T09:43:17Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03
dc.identifier.citation Abdul Wahab Amadu & Michael Danquah (2019): R&D, Human Capital and Export Behavior of Manufacturing and Service Firms in Ghana, Journal of African Business, DOI: 10.1080/15228916.2019.1581003 en_US
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1080/15228916.2019.1581003
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/30572
dc.description.abstract The paper carries out a detailed analysis of the effects of R&D and human capital as well as their interactions with innovation on export behavior of manufacturing and service firms in Ghana using a dataset of 720 firms that merges the Enterprise, Innovative Capability and the Innovation Follow-up Surveys respectively for Ghana. Using a bivariate probit regression, the results show that R&D and human capital (employees’ education, slack time and formal training) are positive and significantly related to the propensity for firms to export in Ghana. The cross derivatives (differences) for the interaction terms (R&D and innovation, and education and innovation) also showed that these interaction terms have positive effects on the likelihood for firms to export but are significant only for a negligibly small fraction of the sample. Thus, there is no much statistically significant evidence in support of the mediation role of innovation in the relationship between R&D/education and the export behavior. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of African Business en_US
dc.subject R&D en_US
dc.subject Human capital en_US
dc.subject Innovation en_US
dc.subject Export behavior en_US
dc.subject Firms en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.title R&D, Human Capital and Export Behavior of Manufacturing and Service Firms in Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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