Public support of innovative activity in small and large firms in Mexico

Maribel Guerrero, Albert N. Link*

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Abstract

The National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT) was established in 1970 by the Mexican government. CONACYT was formed to promote the scientific development and technological modernization of Mexico through developing high-level human resources, encouraging research projects, and disseminating scientific/technological information. In 2009, CONACYT launched the Innovation Stimulus Program (PEI) to foster enterprises’ innovation activities and to encourage collaboration on innovation activities among firms and between firms and public research institutes and higher education institutions. Based on an analysis of project data from the PEI program over the years 2009 through 2014, we found that large firms are more innovative than small firms. And, firms that are more innovative are those that had prior funded research, collaborated with universities in the funded research project, added new employees during the research project, and faced larger markets for their innovations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalSmall Business Economics
Early online date9 Jun 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Jun 2021

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