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Northern and Southern Innovativity: A comparison across European and Latin-American countries

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  • Julio Raffo

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    (CEPN, Université Paris Nord)

  • Stéphane Lhuillery

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    (Chaire en Economie et Management de l'Innovation, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

  • Luis Miotti

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    (CEPN, Université Paris Nord)

Abstract

This paper compares the role of innovation and economic performance across European and Latin American countries, using firm level data from France, Spain, Switzerland, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. We implement a standard structural model linking R&D intensity, innovation and productivity. We find evidences revealing structural differences between regions, but also presence of heterogeneity within regions. In particular, firms tend to face innovation activities to achieve a better economic performance in similar terms along regions, but their interaction with national systems and environments is weaker in developing countries. A heterogeneous effect of foreign subsidiaries is found regarding innovativity whereas it induces better productivity in every country.

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Paper provided by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Collège du Management de la Technologie, Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship Institute, Chaire en Economie et Management de l'Innovation in its series CEMI Working Papers with number cemi-workingpaper-2008-004.

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Date of creation: Sep 2007
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Handle: RePEc:cmi:wpaper:cemi-workingpaper-2008-004

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Keywords: R&D; Innovation; Productivity; Developing countries; MNEs;

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  9. Mohnen, Pierre & Hall, Bronwyn H., 2013. "Innovation and productivity: An update," MERIT Working Papers 021, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
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