Foreign Trade, Education and Innovative Performance: A Multilevel Analysis

26 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2021

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Ahmet Aysan

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Dilek Demirbas

Istanbul University

Luis Carlos Castillo-Téllez

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Mustafa Disli

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 5, 2021

Abstract

This research analyses the innovative performance of 5273 companies across 64 different economic sectors and 32 different regions in Colombia. We assess the different effects on the innovative performance of firms by analyzing firm, sector, and regional level determinants. The study involves the multilevel approach of the innovation process considering the structure and behavior of innovation systems in developing countries. We furthermore focus on technology transfer from foreign trade and the role of education in the process of innovation. We find that education and open economy variables have a significant relationship with innovation performance at the firm and regional levels.

Keywords: Multilevel, Innovative Performance, Open Economy Variables, Innovation Systems, Multilevel Regression Models, Development.

JEL Classification: O31, O32

Suggested Citation

Aysan, Ahmet and Demirbas, Dilek and Castillo-Téllez, Luis Carlos and Disli, Mustafa, Foreign Trade, Education and Innovative Performance: A Multilevel Analysis (May 5, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3936429 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3936429

Ahmet Aysan (Contact Author)

Hamad Bin Khalifa University ( email )

P.O. Box: 5825
Education City
Doha
Qatar

Dilek Demirbas

Istanbul University ( email )

34459 Istanbul
Turkey

Luis Carlos Castillo-Téllez

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Mustafa Disli

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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