Firm Innovation and Productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Engine of Economic Development (Summary)
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
Grazzi, Matteo; Pietrobelli, Carlo
The full version of this book compiles several empirical works that, through different lenses, aim to reveal which variables may have a systematic effect on the productivity evolution observed at a firm and sectorial level in LAC countries. The book emphasizes knowledge generation, diffusion, and implementation mainly through innovation, while exploring the roles of human capital, financial resources, and linkages that also shape firm inspiration.