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Internal and External Determinants of Radical and incremental Innovation in SMEs: the case of Catalonia

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  • Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria
  • Faggian, Alessandra
  • Mañé Vernet, Ferran

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There is a major concern in economic literature about innovation, which is the interaction between internal and external factors.. In this paper those activities are hypothesized as being determined by some territorial characteristics like labour skills, technological infrastructure, educational facilities, agglomeration economies and industrial structure. This assumption allows understanding why those innovative activities are not spread across space and are located into specific areas. We use a detailed survey containing microdata for 497 SMEs located in Catalonia.

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Paper provided by Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2072/179605.

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Keywords: Empreses petites i mitjanes -- Catalunya; Empreses -- Innovacions tecnològiques; 332 - Economia regional i territorial. Economia del sòl i de la vivenda;

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