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Sectoral patterns of innovation in a developing country: The Tunisian case

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  • Murat Yildizoglu (GREThA)
  • Mohamed AYADI (UAQUAP, Université de Tunis)
  • Mohieddine RAHMOUNI (UAQUAP et GREThA)

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We analyze in this article main determinants of technology dynamics in Tunisian manufacturing sectors. The data from the industrial survey provided by Ministry of Scientific Research, Technology and Competency Development (MSRTCD) for the period 2002-2004 is explored using regression trees and Probit models in order to discover main factors that favor the innovative capacity of Tunisian firms. Our results show that we must distinguish process and product innovations because they are driven by different mechanisms. Moreover, we observe that sectoral heterogeneity should not be neglected and we study more in detail fours sectors that are particularly well represented in our sample. This analysis allows us to suggest some differentiated policy indications for fostering innovative capacity in these sectors.

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  • Murat Yildizoglu (GREThA) & Mohamed AYADI (UAQUAP, Université de Tunis) & Mohieddine RAHMOUNI (UAQUAP et GREThA), 2007. "Sectoral patterns of innovation in a developing country: The Tunisian case," Cahiers du GREThA 2007-19, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée.
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    1. Arvanitis, Rigas & Mhenni, Hatem, 2008. "Innovation policies in the context of North-Africa: new trends in Morroco and Tunisia," MPRA Paper 17939, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Arvanitis, Rigas & M'HENNI, Hatem & Tsipouri, Lena, 2009. "Y a-t-il une gouvernance des systèmes d’innovation dans les pays d’Afrique du Nord et du Moyen-Orient?
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    3. Hajjem, Olfa & Ayadi, Mohamed & Garrouste, Pierre, 2011. "Complementarities between organizational changes, R&D activity and technological cooperation for the French manufacturing firms," MPRA Paper 34617, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Industry dynamics; Innovation systems; Development economics; Sectoral systems of innovation;

    JEL classification:

    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General

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