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Table 5 Pearson’s r correlation coefficients of the sample ( n 1 = 139)

From: Analyzing the efficiency of small and medium-sized enterprises of a national technology innovation research and development program

    Government subsidy Budget from recipient R&D staffs R&D period Publications Patents
    x 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 y 1 y 2
Budget from recipient x 2 (r) 0.657***      
   (P-value) (0.000)      
R&D staffs x 3   0.533*** 0.318***     
    (0.000) (0.000)     
R&D period x 4   0.469*** 0.491*** 0.046    
    (0.000) (0.000) (0.588)    
Publications y 1   0.383*** 0.233*** 0.185** 0.360***   
    (0.000) (0.006) (0.029) (0.000)   
Patents y 2   0.199** 0.261*** 0.163* 0.125 0.325***  
    (0.019) (0.002) (0.056) (0.143) (0.000)  
Commercialization sales y 3   0.118 0.260*** 0.195** 0.119 0.188** 0.282***
    (0.165) (0.002) (0.022) (0.163) (0.027) (0.001)
  1. *, **, ***indicate statistical significance at the significance level α = 10%, 5%, 1% respectively.