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  • Innovación y productividad en el sector turismo: El caso del turismo rural en Argentina

    Andrés López, Daniela Ramos, Sofía Fernández Guerrico

    10/2013

    Resumen ejecutivo El turismo como actividad económica ha sufrido grandes transformaciones en los últimos años, en buena medida asociadas a la incorporación masiva de las Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (TICs) en casi todos los campos de acción. El presente estudio apunta a conocer los procesos a través de los cuales se introducen las innovaciones en el sector de turismo rural, los posibles impactos de dichas innovaciones sobre la productividad de las firmas y el rol de la política pública en el proceso innovador… Ver Documento

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  • Case Study Analysis for Chile Innovation in Services * Short Version

    Roberto Alvarez, Claudio Bravo, Andrés Zahler, Leonardo Muñoz

    10/2013

       Introduction “The service sector is increasingly important in Latin America, accounting currently for more than 60 percent of the continent’s GDP (IADB, 2012). However, despite its size, services is the sector with the largest productivity gap with respect to the technological frontier, namely the US (IADB, 2010). On the other hand there is vast evidence that innovation activities have extremely high social returns in developing economies, making it possible to transform these activities in a powerful engine of economic growth. Thus, boosting innovation in services seems to be central…

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  • Impact Evaluation of Innovation Programs in the Chilean Services Sector

    Roberto Alvarez, Claudio Bravo, Andrés Zahler

    10/2013

    Abstract This paper evaluates the impact of overall participation in innovation public programs on the performance of firms in the services industry. Using information from four innovation surveys carried out between 2005 and 2011, we find that that these programs have not been associated with improvements in innovation performance neither have contributed to alleviate financial constraints. Our findings hold across industries and firm size and also to the utilization of alternatives methodologies. However, there is some evidence of positive effects in some variables and for some industries in particular. Our…

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  • Biotechnology services in Latin America by small and medium enterprises A study of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay

    Jorge Niosi, Tomas Gabriel Bas

    10/2013

    Executive summary This paper is about a specific type of Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS), namely R&D services in biotechnology, and their growth in four Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. Like other emerging and developing countries, the four countries in the Southern Cone are slowly adopting biotechnology. Well over a hundred dedicated biotechnology firms are already providing services in the region, from R&D to bioinformatics, to gene identification and stem cell databank storage services.  We interviewed some 23 firms in the region, as well as a few…

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