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Radiografia da Indústria de Alimentos no Brasil: Identificação dos Principais Fatores Referentes à Exportação, Inovação e ao Food Safety

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  • Júnia Cristina P. R. da Conceição
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    The present paper aims to identify some aspects of the firms at food sector related to technological innovations, exportation, employment and also questions related to food safety. At first, it was done a study with data, trying to identify which sub-sectors are most innovative and which are the main aspects that influence the innovative process. The main results are: the national consumers have an important role in the probability of national firms to make innovation, the exportation do not explain the probability to make innovation and the investment in human capital (education) is important to increase the firms probability to make innovative activities and to export. Another item that was also analyzed was the food safety, traceability and the important role played by national consumers. Finally, which concerns to questions relate to certification, this work concludes that these questions become very important for the food industry. In this sense, these industries should make an effort in order to attend international standards, mainly if they want to participate in the international scenario

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    Paper provided by Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada - IPEA in its series Discussion Papers with number 1303.

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    Length: 29 pages
    Date of creation: Sep 2007
    Handle: RePEc:ipe:ipetds:1303
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