Firm Innovation and Productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Engine of Economic Development

by Inter-American Development Bank, Matteo Grazzi, Carlo Pietrobelli

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Book Description

This volume uses the study of firm dynamics to investigate the factors preventing faster productivity growth in Latin America and the Caribbean, pushing past the limits of traditional macroeconomic analyses. Each chapter is dedicated to an examination of a different factor affecting firm productivity - innovation, ICT usage, on-the-job-training, firm age, access to credit, and international linkages - highlighting the differences in firm characteristics, behaviors, and strategies. By showcasing this remarkable heterogeneity, this collection challenges regional policymakers to look beyond one-size-fits-all solutions and create balanced policy mixes tailored to distinct firm needs.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND IGO). You can download Firm Innovation and Productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean ebook for free in PDF format (6.1 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Economics and Finance
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2016
Pages
366
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781349581504
ISBN10
134958150X
ISBN13 Digital
9781349581511
ISBN10 Digital
1349581518
PDF Size
6.1 MB
License
CC BY-NC-ND IGO

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