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A multilevel analysis of innovation in developing countries

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  • Martin Srholec

    (Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo)

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Innovation is a multilevel phenomenon. Not only characteristics of firms but also the environment within which firms operate matter. Although this has been recognized in the literature for a long time, a quantitative test that explicitly considers the hypothesis that framework conditions affect innovativeness of firms has been lacking. Using a large sample of firms from many developing countries, we estimate a multilevel model of innovation that integrates explanatory factors at different levels of the analysis. Apart from various firm’s characteristics, national economic, technological and institutional conditions are demonstrated to directly predict the likelihood of firms to innovate.

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Paper provided by Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo in its series Working Papers on Innovation Studies with number 20080812.

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Length: 46 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2008
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Handle: RePEc:tik:inowpp:20080812

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Keywords: Innovation; technological capability; multilevel modeling; institutions; developing countries.;

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  4. Marco Vivarelli, 2013. "Is entrepreneurship necessarily good? Microeconomic evidence from developed and developing countries," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 22(6), pages 1453-1495, December.

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