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Oct 2016
Author(s): Devlin, Robert; Pietrobelli, Carlo
In recent years, there has been renewed interest in the use of industrial polices. The need for modern industrial policies has been increasingly acknowledged in the literature and by the praxis of…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Molina, Oswaldo; Olivari, Jocelyn; Pietrobelli, Carlo
Traditionally the Peruvian context has been unfavorable for innovation by local firms in the mining sector. However, some firms have managed to innovate despite these conditions in recent years. The…
Jul 2016
Author(s): Grazzi, Matteo; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Angelelli, Pablo; Cathles, Alison; Crespi, Gustavo; Federico, Juan; Flores Lima, Jose Gregorio Roberto; González-Velosa, Carolina; Ibarra, Sabrina; Jung, Juan; Kantis, Hugo; Mohan, Preeya; Montalbano, Pierluigi; Nenci, Silvia; Pangerl, Siobhan; Presbitero, Andrea; Rabellotti, Roberta; Rosas-Shady, David; Strobl, Eric; Tacsir, Ezequiel; Vargas, Fernando; Watson, Patrick
The full version of this book compiles several empirical works that, through different lenses, aim to reveal which variables may have a systematiceffect on the productivity evolution observed at a…
Jun 2016
Author(s): Grazzi, Matteo; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Crespi, Gustavo; Tacsir, Ezequiel; Vargas, Fernando; Mohan, Preeya; Strobl, Eric; Watson, Patrick; Jung, Juan; González-Velosa, Carolina; Rosas-Shady, David; Flores Lima, Roberto; Kantis, Hugo; Federico, Juan; Angelelli, Pablo; Ibarra, Sabrina; Cathles, Alison; Pangerl, Siobhan; Rabellotti, Roberta; Montalbano, Pierluigi; Nenci, Silvia; Presbitero, Andrea
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…
May 2016
Author(s): Boneu, Franco; Alfaro Serrano, David; Maffioli, Alessandro; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Stucchi, Rodolfo; Casaburi, Gabriel; Castillo, Victoria; Figal Garone, Lucas; Giuliani, Elisa; Giuliodori, David; Matta, Andrés; Pittaluga, Lucía; Rodríguez, Alejandro; Rojo, Sofía
Do cluster development programs work? Do they fundamentally encourage the essential inter-firm linkages and coordination? Do they lead to innovation and productivity, enterprise development, larger…
Sep 2014
Author(s): Agosin, Manuel R.; Fernández-Arias, Eduardo; Crespi, Gustavo; Maffioli, Alessandro; Rasteletti, Alejandro; Wagner, Rodrigo; Stein, Ernesto H.; Bassi, Marina; Rucci, Graciana; Urzúa, Sergio; Panizza, Ugo; de Olloqui, Fernando; Casaburi, Gabriel; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Blyde, Juan S.; Volpe Martincus, Christian; Cornick, Jorge; Trejos, Alberto
This synopsis reviews the analysis of market failures that lies behind the conceptual framework, a few highlights of its application in key areas such as innovation, and the institutional…
Jul 2013
Author(s): Giuliani, Elisa; Maffioli, Alessandro; Pacheco, Manuel; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Stucchi, Rodolfo
Do the programs that aim to promote and develop industry clusters (also known as Cluster Development Programs) work? Do they have an impact on enterprise development? This paper offers an insight…
May 2013
Author(s): Pietrobelli, Carlo; Staritz, Cornelia
Value chain interventions are increasingly used by international organizations and national donor agencies in the context of their private sector development strategies. This paper argues that an…
Sep 2012
Author(s): Navas-Alemán, Lizbeth; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Kamiya, Marco
The literature on small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) finance highlights linkages with large firms in value chains as a possible way to enhance access to credit. However, much of the literature…
Feb 2012
Author(s): Hooten, Christopher; Pietrobelli, Carlo
This paper presents a retrospective review of several key areas of work of the Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Division (CMF) of the Inter-American Development Bank. Presented with each…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Pietrobelli, Carlo; Stevenson, Claudia
National and local governments, international organizations and donors are increasingly using the instrument of cluster development programs (CDP) to promote economic development. This paper builds…
Nov 2011
Author(s): Giuliani, Elisa; Pietrobelli, Carlo
Cluster development programs (CDPs) have been adopted widely in many countries worldwide. Many such programs aim to promote economic development by forming and strengthening inter-organizational…
Nov 2010
Author(s): Pietrobelli, Carlo; Rabellotti, Roberta
This paper addresses two research questions: How do learning mechanisms operate in different types of global value chains? What is the supporting role of the innovation system in GVC-driven learning…
Nov 2010
Author(s): Kamiya, Marco; Arevalo, Gregorio; Casaburi, Gabriel; Chrisney, Martin D.; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Stevenson, Claudia
This presentation addresses the Inter-American Development Bank's approach to cluster projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, and presents lessons learned and challenges.
Sep 2010
Author(s): Fu, Xiaolan; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Soete, Luc
This article explores in depth the role of indigenous and foreign innovation efforts in technological change and catching up in emerging economies. It also looks at the interaction between indigenous…
Aug 2009
Author(s): Pietrobelli, Carlo
This paper has two main objectives. First, it aims at briefly reviewing the concept of Regional Innovation System (RIS) as it has been proposed in the literature, and especially in light of the use…
Oct 2006
Author(s): Artola, Ner; Zepeda, Eduardo; Rabellotti, Roberta; Gomes, Raquel; Amighini, Alessia; Maggi Campos, Claudio; Villaschi Filho, Arlindo; Pietrobelli, Carlo; Cassiolato, José Eduardo; Parrilli, Mario Davide; Ruiz Durán, Clemente; Giuliani, Elisa; Lastres, Helena M. M.
Globalization poses the imperative for firms to link with other actors and find new ways to interact and learn from the relationship. Employing original empirical evidence and featuring new case…
Jan 2004
Author(s): Pietrobelli, Carlo; Rabellotti, Roberta
This study focuses on how Latin America¿s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can participate in global markets in a way that provides for sustainable growth. In addition, it study analyzes…