Public support of innovative activity in small and large firms in Mexico

Guerrero, Maribel and Link, Albert N. (2022) Public support of innovative activity in small and large firms in Mexico. Small Business Economics, 59 (1). pp. 413-422. ISSN 0921-898X

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The National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT) was established in 1970 by the Mexican government. CONACYT was formed to promote the scientific development and technological modernization of Mexico through developing high-level human resources, encouraging research projects, and disseminating scientific/technological information. In 2009, CONACYT launched the Innovation Stimulus Program (PEI) to foster enterprises’ innovation activities and to encourage collaboration on innovation activities among firms and between firms and public research institutes and higher education institutions. Based on an analysis of project data from the PEI program over the years 2009 through 2014, we found that large firms are more innovative than small firms. And, firms that are more innovative are those that had prior funded research, collaborated with universities in the funded research project, added new employees during the research project, and faced larger markets for their innovations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: public program evaluation, innovation, R&D, Mexico
Subjects: N100 Business studies
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2021 07:57
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2022 15:15

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