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The spillover effects of the ICT cluster support in Córdoba

Franco Boneu, David Giuliodori (), Alessandro Maffioli (), Alejandro Rodríguez and Rodolfo Stucchi ()

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Abstract: This paper presents evidence on the spillover effect associated with the support received by firms located in a City of Argentina, between 2003 and 2007. The rationale for the cluster development program was the presence of agglomeration economies and coordination failures that generated spillovers and therefore to a suboptimal allocation of resources. We use a panel of firms in the ICT sector for the period 2003-2011 that allowed us to control for the dynamics of firms’ sales and fixed-effect applying the System GMM estimator. We find that one additional participant in the program increases the sales of non-participants in the City of Córdoba by 0.7%.

Keywords: Cluster Development Program; Information and Communication Technologies; Spillovers; System GMM. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D2 L8 O25 O29 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-11-29
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