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Factores y relevancia geográfica del proceso de innovación regional en México, 1994-2006


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  • Vicente Germán-Soto

    (Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila)

  • Luis Gutiérrez Flores

    (Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila)

  • Sandra H. Tovar Montiel

    (Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila)


The aim of this work is to analyze some factors that a_ect the Mexican process of regional innovation during 1994-2006. Through the use of regression methodologies for count data we find a positive and significant effect of the foreign investment and the educative level on the innovative activity of the Mexican states. Also we find that the innovation process is highly dependent on the geographic location and the patents by multinational firms, which suggests in Mexico a process of technology learning is being formed rather than an innovation process, mainly among states geographically belonging to the center of the country.

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Article provided by El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos in its journal Estudios Económicos.

Volume (Year): 24 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 225-248

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Handle: RePEc:emx:esteco:v:24:y:2009:i:2:p:225-248

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Keywords: Mexico; innovation; Poisson regression; multinacional firms; regional economics.;

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  1. Vicente German-Soto & Luis Gutiérrez Flores, 2010. "Time Series Tests of Structural Change among Innovation and Trade Liberalization in Mexico," Journal of the Knowledge Economy, Springer, Springer, vol. 1(3), pages 219-237, September.


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