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Less-developed countries and innovation in health: notes and data about the Brazilian case

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  • Eduardo da Motta e Albuquerque

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  • José Eduardo Cassiolato

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This communication discusses the specificity of health innovation in a lessdeveloped country, investigating the Brazilian case. To evaluate the specificity of the Brazilian system, this communication presents data about employment, expenditures, industrial firms in health-related industrial sectors, scientific resources, and diffusion of medical equipment. This communication concludes summarising the main characteristics of the Health Innovation System in Brazil.

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  • Eduardo da Motta e Albuquerque & José Eduardo Cassiolato, 2001. "Less-developed countries and innovation in health: notes and data about the Brazilian case," Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG td156, Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
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    1. Klevorick, Alvin K. & Levin, Richard C. & Nelson, Richard R. & Winter, Sidney G., 1995. "On the sources and significance of interindustry differences in technological opportunities," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 24(2), pages 185-205, March.
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