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Determinantes de la innovación y efectos sobre la competitividad: el caso de las empresas téxtiles


  • Maria Teresa Costa

    () (Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB); Universitat de Barcelona (UB))

  • Néstor Duch

    () (Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB); Universitat de Barcelona (UB))

  • Josep Lladós

    (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB))


The concept of innovation has been a constant worry for industrial sectors characterised by mature technology and by the loss of competitiveness associated to it. The objective of this paper is to analyse the impact of innovation on the competitive position of the Spanish textile and clothing sector. The econometric treatment of the data helps to confirm that export dynamism is closely related to variables such as product innovation, geographic location in industrial districts, firm size and the type of activity.

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  • Maria Teresa Costa & Néstor Duch & Josep Lladós, 2000. "Determinantes de la innovación y efectos sobre la competitividad: el caso de las empresas téxtiles," Working Papers 2000/4, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  • Handle: RePEc:ieb:wpaper:156317art89

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    JEL classification:

    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)


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