Barriers to innovation and public policy in Catalonia
Segarra Blasco, Agustí, 1958- (Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Departament d'Economia)
García Quevedo, José, 1963- (Universitat de Barcelona)
Teruel Carrizosa, Mercedes (Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Departament d'Economia)
Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP)

Imprint: Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP) 2007
Description: 33 p.
Abstract: The present paper analyses the link between firms' decisions to innovate and the barriers that prevent them from being innovative. The aim is twofold. First, it analyses three groups of barriers to innovation: the cost of innovation projects, lack of knowledge and market conditions. Second, it presents the main steps taken by Catalan Government to promote the creation of new firms and to reduce barriers to innovation. The data set used is based on the 2004 official innovation survey of Catalonia which was taken from the Spanish CIS-4 sample. This sample includes individual information on 2,954 Catalan firms in manufacturing industries and knowledge-intensive services (KIS). The empirical analysis reveals pronounced differences regarding a firm's propensity to innovate and its perception of barriers. Moreover, the results show that cost and knowledge barriers seem to be the most important and that there are substantial sectoral differences in the way that firms react to barriers. The results of this paper have important implications for the design of future public policy to promote entrepreneurship and innovation together.
Rights: Aquest document està subjecte a una llicència d'ús de Creative Commons, amb la qual es permet copiar, distribuir i comunicar públicament l'obra sempre que se'n citin l'autor original, la universitat i la xarxa i no se'n faci cap ús comercial ni obra derivada, tal com queda estipulat en la llicència d'ús Creative Commons
Language: Anglès.
Series: Documents de treball de la Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP)
Series: XREAP ; 2007-10
Document: workingPaper
Subject: Obstacles to innovation ; Industrial policy ; Innovation system ; Innovació ; Restriccions al comerç ; Política pública ; Catalunya

Adreça alternativa: https://hdl.handle.net/2072/13037


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