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Effects of Innovative Effort on Different Components of Productivity: Evidence for the Colombian Manufacturing Industry

50 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2020 Publication Status: Under Review

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Fernando Barrios Aguirre

Areandina; Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics

Abstract

This document focuses on estimating the effect of innovative effort on productivity, when it is disaggregated in terms of productive technical efficiency and other components associated with demand and unit input costs . These components are developed and estimated from panel data. I show that demand characteristics are the elements where the innovative effort affects in greater proportion. Thus, if the objective is to increase physical productivity, a strategy would be to increase by 1% amounts invested in internal R& D, technology transfer and technical assistance and consulting. Thus, TFPQ would increase between 0.04% and 0.07%. The increase of amounts in marketing of innovations, internal R & D and the one of technical assistance and consulting would increase the characteristics of demand between 0.40% and 0.43%; finally, increasing the acquisition of machinery and equipment by 1% for the promotion of innovation would generate a reduction in input costs between 0.07% and 0.05%. These results will be analyzed from the annual manufacturing survey (EAM) between 2003-2012 and the surveys of innovation and technological development for the manufacturing industry (EDIT) provided by the DANE between 2008-2012.

Suggested Citation

Aguirre, Fernando Barrios, Effects of Innovative Effort on Different Components of Productivity: Evidence for the Colombian Manufacturing Industry. SSHO-D-20-00591, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3657069 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3657069

Fernando Barrios Aguirre (Contact Author)

Areandina ( email )

Carrera 14A No.70 A-34
Bogota, Cundinamarca
Colombia

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics ( email )

Carrera 1a No. 18A-10
Santafe de Bogota, AA4976
Colombia

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