Public support for business innovation in Mexico: a cross-sectional analysis

Juan Martinez-Covarrubias, Helena Lenihan, Mark Hart

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Abstract

This paper explores the impact of government support in Mexico on the likelihood of firms achieving functional and/or inter-sectoral upgrading in global value chains (GVC). Employing a unique dataset, regression analysis was undertaken to estimate the predicted probabilities of firms upgrading in GVCs considering their regional location. The results suggest that firms located in Mexico City are more likely to achieve functional upgrading vis-à-vis northern firms. Additionally, the presence of an R&D laboratory is crucial if firms are to engage in upgrading. There was no evidence that government support affects the likelihood of firms achieving functional and/or inter-sectoral upgrading.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1786-1800
Number of pages15
JournalRegional studies
Volume51
Issue number12
Early online date30 Nov 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Regional studies on 30/11/2016], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00343404.2016.1245414

Keywords

  • business innovation policy
  • upgrading in global value chains

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