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Capacities, innovation and feedbacks in production networks in Argentina

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  • Analia Erbes
  • Veronica Robert
  • Gabriel Yoguel

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This paper is based on an application of the complex systems approach to economics with the objective of exploring the micro- and meso-mechanisms of development. Under this approach, innovation can be seen as an emergent property that depends on micro interaction and on specificities of macro structure. This study emphasizes that the micro interactions can be described by the feedback mechanisms between the absorption and connectivity capacities of firms, and the macro structure by processes of creative destruction, knowledge appropriation and structural change. The paper presents empirical evidence on the feedback loops between absorption and connectivity capacities in production networks in Argentina and their impact on innovation results. This paper concludes that the restrictions on absorption capacity and mainly on connectivity capacity in several production networks in Argentina condition the development of positive feedbacks between the two capacities, and hence the scope of the innovation path.

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  • Analia Erbes & Veronica Robert & Gabriel Yoguel, 2010. "Capacities, innovation and feedbacks in production networks in Argentina," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(8), pages 719-741.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:ecinnt:v:19:y:2010:i:8:p:719-741
    DOI: 10.1080/10438590903040807
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    Cited by:

    1. Paunov, Caroline, 2012. "The global crisis and firms’ investments in innovation," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 41(1), pages 24-35.
    2. Diana Suárez & Gabriel Yoguel & Verónica Robert & Florencia Barletta, 2014. "The Argentinean system of innovation: micro determinants and meso–macro disarticulation," Chapters,in: National Innovation Systems, Social Inclusion and Development, chapter 4, pages 102-132 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    3. Ganeshan Wignaraja, 2012. "Engaging Small and Medium Enterprises in Production Networks : Firm-level Analysis of Five ASEAN Economies," Trade Working Papers 23316, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    4. Yoguel, Gabriel & Borello, José Antonio & Erbes, Analía, 2009. "Argentina: how to study and act upon local innovation systems," Revista CEPAL, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), December.
    5. Yoguel, Gabriel & Pereira, Mariano, 2014. "Industrial and technological policy: Contributions from evolutionary perspectives to policy design in developing countries," MPRA Paper 56290, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Khomich, S.G. & Smirnova, M.M. & Rebiazina, V.A., 2015. "The effect of cooperation at different stages of innovation process on company’s performance," Working Papers 6411, Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University.
    7. Verónica Robert & Gabriel Yoguel, 2011. "The Complex Dynamics of Economic Development," Chapters,in: Handbook on the Economic Complexity of Technological Change, chapter 17 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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