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The Impact of an Associative Strategy (the PROFO Program) on Small and Medium Enterprises in Chile

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The main objective of this article is to determine if associative strategies followed in Chile have had any impact on the enhancement of productive performance of Chilean SMEs firms. In order to do that, the estimate of the impact is approached using the benchmark given by Social Experiment but within the context of a `non-experimental' evaluation design. We conclude that these kinds of policies have been effective in increasing the productivity of the participating firms, and have also been efficient since they have achieved high social profits.

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Paper provided by SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex in its series SPRU Working Paper Series with number 88.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 01 Jun 2003
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Handle: RePEc:sru:ssewps:88

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Keywords: program evaluation; associative strategies; SMEs; innovation; nonexperimental design;

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  1. José Miguel Benavente & Gustavo Crespi, 1996. "The Chilean national system of innovation," Estudios de Economia, University of Chile, Department of Economics, vol. 23(2 Year 19), pages 223-254, December.
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  2. Daniel Chudnovsky & Andrés López & Martín Rossi & Diego Ubfal, 2006. "Evaluating A Program of Public Funding of Private Innovation Activities. An Econometric Study of FONTAR in Argentina," OVE Working Papers 1606, Inter-American Development Bank, Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE).
  3. Claudio A. Bonilla & Christian A. Cancino, 2011. "The Impact of the Seed Capital Program of SERCOTEC in Chile," IDB Publications 61258, Inter-American Development Bank.
  4. Claudio A. Bonilla & Christian A. Cancino, 2001. "El impacto del Programa de Capital Semilla del Sercotec en Chile," IDB Publications 53658, Inter-American Development Bank.
  5. World Bank, 2004. "Chile : New Economy Study, Volume 2. Background Documents," World Bank Other Operational Studies 14711, The World Bank.

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