Reforming technology company incentive programs for achieving knowledge-based economic development:a Brazil-Australia comparative study
Marques, Jamile Sabatini (2016) Reforming technology company incentive programs for achieving knowledge-based economic development:a Brazil-Australia comparative study. PhD thesis, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.
This doctoral thesis aims to demonstrate the importance of incentives to technology-based firms as a strategy to promote knowledge-based economic development (KBED). To remain competitive, technology-based firms must innovate and seek new markets; therefore, this study aims to propose an incentive model to technology-based firms as a strategy to promote knowledge-based urban development, according to framework described by Yigitcanlar (2011). This is an exploratory and descriptive research with a qualitative approach. Surveys were carried out with national trade associations that represented technology-based firms both in Brazil and Australia. After analysing the surveys, structured interviews were conducted with government representatives, trade associations and businessmen who had used financial support by the federal government. When comparing both countries, the study found the importance of direct incentives through tax incentives, for it is a less bureaucratic, quicker and more direct process for firms. We suggest to include the terms incentives in the framework of knowledge-based urban development, as one of the pillars that contribute to knowledge-based economic development.
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|Item Type:||Thesis (PhD)|
|Supervisor:||da Costa, Eduardo Moreira & Yigitcanlar, Tan|
|Additional Information:||PhD Awarded by: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina|
|Keywords:||Knowledge-based urban development, Knowledge-based economic development, Incentives to innovation, Brazil, Australia|
|Institution:||Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina|
|Deposited On:||04 May 2016 04:41|
|Last Modified:||10 May 2016 03:38|
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