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Firm innovation and productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean : the engine of economic development

Publicado por : Palgrave macmillan (Washington) Detalles físicos: xxv, 346 páginas : ilustraciones ISBN:9781349581504. Año : 2018
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Determinants of enterprise performance in Latin American and the Caribbean: what does the micro-evidence tell us? / Matteo Grazzi, Carlo Pietrobelli, and Adam Szirmai -- Innovation dynamics and productivity: evidence for Latin America / Gustavo Crespi, Ezequiel Tacsir, and Fernando Vargas -- Innovative activity in the Caribbean: drivers, benefits, and obstacles / Preeya Mohan, Eric Strobl, and Patrick Watson -- Information and communication technologies, innovation, and productivity: evidence from firms in Latin America and the Caribbean / Matteo Grazzi and Juan Jung -- On-the-job training in Latin America and the Caribbean: recent evidence / Carolina Gonzalez-Velosa, David Rosas, and Roberto Flores -- Business performance in young Latin American firms / Hugo Kantis, Juan Federico, Pablo Angelelli, and Sabrina Ibarra Garcia -- Different obstacles for different productivity levels? An analysis of Caribbean Firms / Alison Cathles and Siobhan Pangerl -- Credit access in Latin American enterprises / Andrea F. Presbitero and Roberta Rabellotti -- International linkages, value-added trade, and firm productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean / Pierluigi Montalbano, Silvia Nenci, and Carlo Pietrobelli -- Innovation and productivity in Latin America and Caribbean Firms: conclusion / Matteo Grazzi, Carlo Pietrobelli, and Adam Szirmai.

This volume uses the study of firm dynamics to investigate the factors preventing faster productivity growth in Latin America and the Caribbean. Each chapter is dedicated to an examination of a different factor affecting firm productivity - innovation, ICT usage, on-the-job-training, firm age, access to credit, and international linkages - highlighting the differences in firm characteristics, behaviors, and strategies.

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