Incentivizing innovation: A review of the Brazilian federal innovation support programs

Marques, Jamile Sabatini, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Eduardo, Moreira da Costa (2015) Incentivizing innovation: A review of the Brazilian federal innovation support programs. Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 9(1), pp. 31-56.

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Innovation is the transformation of knowledge of any kind into new products or services in the market. Its importance as a production factor is widely acknowledged. In the age of the knowledge-based economy innovation became critical for any company or even country to compete globally. Many countries are encouraging innovation through various mechanisms, and one of the most widely used is the provision of special incentives for innovation. This paper investigates incentive systems for the growth of technology companies as a strategy to promote knowledge-based economic development. As for the case investigations the study focuses on an emerging economy, Brazil. The research is based upon the available literature, best practices, government policy and review of incentive systems. The findings provide insights from the case study in a country context and some lessons learned for other countries using incentive systems to boost the innovation capabilities of their technology companies.

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ID Code: 86561
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Innovation, Innovation ecosystem, Incentive programs, Technology companies, Knowledge-based economic development, Knowledge-based economy, Brazil
ISSN: 2071-1395
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Regional Analysis and Development (120505)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 AABI
Deposited On: 13 Aug 2015 22:46
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2015 10:49

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