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Table 6 The description of the firm variables used in the estimations

From: The impact of cultural diversity on firm innovation: evidence from Dutch micro-data

Firm related variables Description of the variables
Firm is an innovator in 2000-2002 A dummy variable equal to ‘1’ if the firm reported any innovation in 2000-2002
Firm innovated new products in 2000-2002 A dummy variable equal to ‘1’ if the firm innovated new products/services or significantly improved existing products/services in 2000-2002
Firm innovated new processes in 2000-2002 A dummy variable equal to ‘1’ if the firm innovated new processes or significantly improved the existing processes in 2000-2002
Number of sampled employees per firm Number of employees in a firm
Firm is part of a group A dummy variable equal to ‘1’ if the firm is part of a company group
Headquarters is abroad A dummy variable equal to ‘1’ if the headquarters of a firm are located outside of the Netherlands
Openness to change A dummy variable equal to ‘1’ if the firm has applied organizational changes with respect to its operations in 2000-2002
Obstacles: Lack of personnel A Likert scale from 1-7; 0 = no problem, 1 = minor, and 7 = severe: Lack of personnel has been reported as an obstacle to innovations of a firm in 2000-2002
Obstacles: Lack of technology A Likert scale from 1-7; 0 = no problem, 1 = minor, and 7 = severe: Lack of technology has been reported as an obstacle to innovations of a firm in 2000-2002
Prepared knowledge strategy A Likert scale from 0-2; 0 = No strategy, and 2 = Firm has a strategy: Firm has prepared a knowledge management strategy in 2000-2002