publication . Thesis . 2012

Technology policy, network governance and firm-level innovation in the software industry: a study of two Brazilian software networks

Costa, Janaina Oliveira Pamplona da;
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  • Published: 20 Nov 2012
  • Country: United Kingdom
This thesis examines how regional level network governance and structure influence the effectiveness of technology policy to improve local firms’ innovativeness in a developing country context. It examines whether network governance and structure have a consistent influence on the innovative performance of firms located in developing country regions that show different levels of socio-economic development. The empirical evidence is based on a multiple case study of two regional software networks in Brazil – Campinas and Recife – in the period 2006 to 2009.\ud \ud Studies show that regional networks and industry growth in developed countries involve some degree o...
free text keywords: F2501, HD9680
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