Innovation and Competitiveness. Perspectives of Different Countries of the World and Opportunities of Benchmarking
Eduardo G. Manuel
Eduardo G. Manuel Business Consulting Services, Ltd.; High Way Technologies, S.A.; Portuguese Economists Association; University Autonoma of Lisbon; American Economic Association
This work has as objective to show and approach the relationship between innovation and competitiveness in the different countries of the world. In this study are present 73 countries from Europe, Africa, North and South America and Asia. I concluded that by fact we are living in globalization era where the technology evolutes quickly, it is urgent the poorest countries to do something or more else to accomplish this evolution that will consist always first, to promote the increase of human capital through the improve of education system, and infrastructures for research and development (R&D) and these policies together can help to create new technologies that transferred to industries will help the firms to innovate and so to competitive worldwide.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: Innovation, Competitiveness, Benchmarking
JEL Classification: A23, M19, O31, O57working papers series
Date posted: April 22, 2008
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