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Spots of interaction: an investigation on the relationship between firms and universities in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Marcia Rapini (), Eduardo Albuquerque (), Leandro Alves Silva, Sara Gonçalves Antunes de Souza, Hérica Morais Righi and Wellington Marcelo Silva da Cruz
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Leandro Alves Silva: Cedeplar-UFMG
Sara Gonçalves Antunes de Souza: Unimontes
Hérica Morais Righi: Cedeplar-UFMG

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Abstract: Spots of interaction summarize the nature of partial connections (between science and technology) operating in the Brazilian system of innovation. A pilot study in Minas Gerais, Brazil, uses two new research tools (for immature NSIs) and presents a database with research groups located in universities and a database built upon an adapted version of the pioneering Yale and Carnegie Mellon Surveys. These complementary databases identify spots of interaction, indicating how economic sectors use specific science and engineering fields. This investigation identifies a dual role of universities in immature NSIs, as substitutes and/or complements firms R&D.

Keywords: systems of innovation; underdevelopment; interactions between science and technology; surveys; universities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ino and nep-tid
Date: 2006-02
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