Regional distribution of the national system of innovation actors and economic development: an international comparison
No 534, Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG from Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
It is believed that actors of the National System of Innovation (NSI) influence and are influenced by regional aspects, such as geographical distribution. Based on this perspective the scientific, technological and economical performances in sub-national divisions of nine developed and developing countries are analyzed in this paper. The aim is to evaluate the hypothesis on the existence of higher regional concentration of NSI actors in developing countries. The results suggest that this hypothesis may be correct, since science, technology and innovation activities are more likely to be regionally concentrated in the richest regions in the developing countries under consideration, contrary to that observed in developed countries.
Keywords: National Systems of Innovation; Regional Development; Economic Development; Developing Countries. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O10 O57 R58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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