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DIE 03/17 - What is the incidence of innovation on Uruguayan industrial sector exports? An analysis for the period 1998-2012.

ISSNISSN/ISBN: 2301-1963
AutorAuthor/s: Souto, Augusto
Nº of PagesNº of Pages: 44
The present working paper analyzes the impact of innovative activities on the exports of Uruguayan manufacturing firms during the period 1998-2012 using microdata collected by the Uruguayan National Innovation and Research Agency (ANII). Through a methodology based on the application of probit and linear probability models, it is found that innovation at the firm level has a positive and statistically significant effect on its exports, it is estimated that innovative firms are between 6 % and 7 % more likely to export. When this effect was decomposed according to the type of innovation, it was found that there is a positive and statistically significant effect of organizational, process or commercial innovations, whereas there was no evidence that there is a statistically significant impact of product innovations.
 
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