Centro de Investigaciones Económicas - CINVE

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  • Firm Size, Knowledge Intensity and Employment Generation. The Microeconometric Evidence for the Service Sector in Uruguay.

    Diego Aboal, Paula Garda, Bibiana Lanzilotta y Marcelo Perera.

    12/2011

    Resumen/ Abstract: The employment impact of innovation in the heterogeneous universe of services was studied using data from the 2004–09 Uruguayan service innovation surveys. The empirical evidence shows that the impact of product innovation on employment is positive, while process innovation appears to have no effect. The effect varies according to the skill level of the labor force, across sectors, and the type of innovation strategy pursued by firms. Process innovation activities tend to substitute low-skilled jobs with higher-skilled jobs, while product innovation allows for more gains in efficiency in…

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  • Innovation, Firm size, Technology Intensity, and Employment Generation in Uruguay. The microeconometric evidence.

    Diego Aboal, Paula Garda, Bibiana Lanzilotta y Marcelo Perera.

    10/2011

    Resumen/ Abstract: The aim of this paper is to analyze the relationship between innovation and employment, in terms of both its quantity and quality, in Uruguay. The effect of product and process innovation on employment growth and on employment composition in terms of skills was studied, using data from manufacturing firms’ innovation surveys, matched against economic activity surveys. The impact of different innovation strategies was also analyzed, particularly producing technology vs. sourcing technology externally. The results revealed that product innovation is associated with employment growth. There is (weaker) evidence that…

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