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Effects of R&D expenditure on employment growth : a dynamic panel analysis.


Said, Rusmawati and Samsi, Aznita and Wan Ngah, Wan Azman Saini (2012) Effects of R&D expenditure on employment growth : a dynamic panel analysis. In: 3rd International Conference on Business and Economic Research (3rd ICBER 2012), 12-13 Mac 2012, Bandung, Indonesia. (pp. 889-897).


This paper estimates the effects of research and development (R&D) expenditure on the employment growth in Malaysian manufacturing sector during the period 2000 to 2008. Theoretical literatures devote the link between R&D and employment structure tends to suggest technological change has positive effects on job. Using dynamic panel GMM system estimation and 3 digit industry levels from manufacturing survey over the period 2000 to 2008, this paper find there is negative and significant relationship between R&D expenditure and employment growth. This is true when we consider with the second lag of the variable. Employment growth in Malaysian labour market however still favour to labour oriented and the absorption of the new technology is considered low.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subject: Research and development projects - Malaysia
Subject: Job vacancies
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Keywords: R&D; Employment growth; Expenditure; Labor force and employment; Technological change.
Depositing User: Samsida Samsudin
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2014 01:58
Last Modified: 15 May 2015 00:31
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/21136
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