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¿Cuál es la incidencia de la innovación sobre las exportaciones del sector industrial uruguayo? Un análisis para el período 1998-2012

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  • Augusto Souto

    (Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración.)

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The present working paper analyzes the impact of innovative activities on the exports of Uruguayan manufacturing firms during the period 1998-2012 using microdata collected by the Uruguayan National Innovation and Research Agency (ANII). Through a methodology based on the application of probit and linear probability models, it is found that innovation at the firm level has a positive and statistically significant effect on its exports, it is estimated that innovative firms are between 6 % and 7 % more likely to export. When this effect was decomposed according to the type of innovation, it was found that there is a positive and statistically significant effect of organizational, process or commercial innovations, whereas there was no evidence that there is a statistically significant impact of product innovations.

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  • Augusto Souto, 2017. "¿Cuál es la incidencia de la innovación sobre las exportaciones del sector industrial uruguayo? Un análisis para el período 1998-2012," Documentos de Investigacion Estudiantil (students working papers) 17-03, Instituto de Economia - IECON.
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    Keywords

    Innovation; Exports; Firm; Industry; Uruguay;
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    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes

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