WIFO Reports on Austria

The WIFO Reports on Austria are short English-language analyses of economic developments in Austria. Contributions on the topics of business cycle, competitiveness, macroeconomics, labour market, digitisation, cash flow and unit labour costs are published regularly, summarising the main developments in these areas in Austria.

The articles of the previous issues "WIFO Bulletin" and "Austrian Economic Quarterly" can be found here: WIFO Bulletin, Austrian Economic Quarterly

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Andreas Reinstaller
Strong Increase in Innovation Spending by Austrian Companies in the Second Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic
WIFO Reports on Austria, 2022, (5), 12 pages
Online since: 13.04.2022 0:00
The results of the December 2021 WIFO-Konjunkturtest (business cycle survey) show that Austrian companies expanded their innovation spending in 2021. However, the still unfavourable economic environment has led to restraint in the introduction of new products. The persistence of the COVID-19 crisis is likely to have hit the innovation activity of small and medium-sized enterprises in particular.
JEL-Codes:O31, D22, E32
Keywords:Product innovations, business cycle fluctuations, WIFO-Konjunkturtest
Research group:Industrial, Innovation and International Economics

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