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Ulrich Kaiser
University of Zurich
101Publications
19H-index
1,898Citations
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#1Christoph Grimpe (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 17
#2Ulrich Kaiser (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 19
Last.Wolfgang Sofka (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 11
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Research Summary: The ability of innovative firms to create and capture value depends on innovations that are quickly and widely adopted. Yet, stakeholder concerns can establish important barriers to diffusion. We study the human capital aspect of this challenge and investigate whether innovative firms pay salary premiums to new hires with work experience from advocacy groups like Transparency International. We integrate strategic human capital with stakeholder theory and suggest that advocacy g...
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#1Ulrich KaiserH-Index: 19
#2Johan Moritz KuhnH-Index: 3
We compare individuals presently employed either at an university or at a firm from a R&D intensive sector and analyze which of their personal-specific and employer-specific characteristics determine their choice of subsequently founding a startup. Our data set is unusually rich and combines the population of Danish employees with their present employers. We focus on persons who at least hold a Bachelor's degree in engineering, sciences and health and track them over the time period 2001-2012. W...
#1Ulrich Kaiser (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 19
#2Hans Christian Kongsted (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 13
Last.Ann-Kathrine EjsingH-Index: 2
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Research Summary: A learning‐by‐hiring approach is used to scrutinize scientists' mobility in relation to the recruiting firms' subsequent innovation output. Our starting point is that among firm hires, individuals with university research experience—hired from universities or firms—can be particularly valuable. However, conflicting institutional logics between academia and industry makes working with academic scientists challenging at times for firms. We suggest two solutions to this difficulty...
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#1Christoph GrimpeH-Index: 17
#2Ulrich KaiserH-Index: 19
Last.Wolfgang SofkaH-Index: 11
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How valuable is work experience with advocacy groups, e.g. Greenpeace, for new hires of innovative firms? We integrate strategic human capital with stakeholder theory and suggest that this experience creates scarce human capital (knowledge, skills, abilities) facilitating innovations acceptable and legitimate for stakeholders such as regulators or residents. We argue that such human capital is complementary to firm resources and leads to a value surplus. Individuals with advocacy group work expe...
#1Mathias Beck (EPFL: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)H-Index: 2
#2Martin JungeH-Index: 1
Last.Ulrich Kaiser (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 19
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We review and condense the body of literature on the economic returns of public RD (ii) private RD (iii) RD (iv) there appear to exist complementarities between alternative sources of funding; (v) the mobility of RD (vi) there are many university spin-offs but these are no more successful than non-university spin-offs; (vii) universities constitute important collaboration partners and (viii) clusters enhance collaboration, patents and productivity. Key problems for economic policy advice are tha...
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#1Mathias Beck (EPFL: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)H-Index: 2
#2Martin JungeH-Index: 1
Last.Ulrich Kaiser (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 19
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#1Mathias BeckH-Index: 31
#2Ulrich KaiserH-Index: 19
Last.Martin JungeH-Index: 1
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The economic return to public and private R&D is of enormous interest to academics and policy makers. First, private returns to R&D appear to be large and larger than the returns to alternative investments. Second, private R&D and R&D subsidies are positively correlated and there is no evidence for crowding out effects. Third, R&D cooperation increases private R&D. Fourth, there appear to exist complementarities between alternative sources of funding. Fifth, the mobility of R&D workers, particul...
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#1Ulrich Kaiser (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 19
#2Johan Moritz Kuhn (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 3
We study the effects of a Danish wage subsidy program for highly educated workers on the labor market outcomes of the persons participating in the program and on the performance of the firms that hired these subsidized workers. Using data on the population of program participants, both individuals and firms, we find that the program had positive effects on employment and wages the year individuals participate in the program. For wages, we also find positive and statistically significant effects ...
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#1Ulrich Kaiser (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 19
#2Bettina MüllerH-Index: 5
We study how startup teams are assembled in terms of team member human capital characteristics. To this end, we derive a statistically motivated benchmark for new venture team heterogeneity in terms of observed team member characteristics to generate stylized facts about team member diversity at startup and how it evolves as the new venture matures. We use the population of Danish startups that were established in 1998 and track them until 2001. Main findings are that teams are relatively more h...
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#1Ambarish Chandra (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 6
#2Ulrich Kaiser (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 19
We review the Economics literature on Newspapers and Magazines. Our emphasis is on the newspaper industry, especially in the United States, given that this has been the focus of existing research. We first discuss the structure of print media markets, describing the rise in the number of daily newspapers during the early 20th century and then the steady decline since the 1940s. We discuss print media in the context of two-sided markets, noting that empirical papers on the newspaper industry were...
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