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  • 1. THEMATIC AREAS OF WORK INSTITUTIONS AND ENVIRONMENTENTREPRENEURSHIP INNOVATION IN FIRMS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Economic growth depends on private sector investment in innovation and new technologies. Successful firms are parts of extensive networks in which they compete as much as they collaborate, learn, gain critical mass and share public inputs to make a unique mark in the local and global marketplace. The ability of a country to adapt and take advantage of technological changes and dynamics of the global context depends upon its entrepreneurs. Institutions and enabling environments are crucial for promoting competitiveness and innovation in firms.
  • 2. KNOWLEDGE AGENDA CTI’s WORK PROGRAM / 2012
  • 3. OUR KNOWLEDGE AGENDA INNOVATION IN FIRMS Policy Issue Research in Progress Recently Published Incentives for firms to invest in innovation - Impact Evaluation of R&D Tax Credits - Innovation Gaps and Liquidity Constraints - Innovation and Productivity - Next steps in evaluating PDPs: spillovers, program complementarities, heterogeneous impacts (with RES and SPD) - Innovation in Services - Innovation and Employment Series (6 Publications) - Innovation and Productivity: Evidence from 6 LAC countries - Public Support to Innovation: the Colombian COLCIENCIAS' Experience - Evaluación del Impacto de Corto Plazo de SENACYT en la Innovación de las Empresas Panameñas Technology adoption, transfer and diffusion - Impact Evaluation of University-Industry collaboration - The Role of Foreign Technology Innovation in Emerging Economies - Consorcios Tecnológicos en América Latina Development of specialized human capital - Post graduate scholarship programs
  • 4. OUR KNOWLEDGE AGENDA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Policy Issue Research in Progress Recently Published Firm linkages strategies - Toolkit to evaluate cluster policies (Regional) - Test existing toolkit in Cordoba - Clusters as examples of private-public collaborations - Value chains and SME financing - Global Value Chains and Innovation Systems. Empirical analysis of their location decisions - Social Network Analysis: Evaluation of Cluster Development Programs - Los Sistemas Regionales de Innovación en America Latina - Cluster Development Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean Lessons from the Experience of the IDB - Global Value Chains Meet Innovation Systems SME policies and enterprise development - Impact Evaluation of SME programs in C & D countries
  • 5. OUR KNOWLEDGE AGENDA ENTREPRENEURSHIP Policy Issue Research in Progress Recently Published Encouraging Start- ups - Understanding venture capital in LAC (with RES and MIF) Developing Entrepreneurship - Demands and determinants of entrepreneurship - High Growth SMEs in Latin American Emerging Economies - Developing Entrepreneurship: Experience in Latin America and Worldwide
  • 6. OUR KNOWLEDGE AGENDA INSTITUTIONS AND ENVIRONMENT Policy Issue Research in Progress Recently Published Institutional Strengthening - Institutional Assessments of PDP agencies - Strengthening Institutional Capacities for Innovation Policy Design and Implementation - El análisis de arreglos institucionales y programas de desarrollo productivo en América Latina y el Caribe Propuesta metodológica y resultados de prueba Governance of Competitiveness and Innovation Policies - Territorial Reviews - Public-Private Collaboration for PDPs - Innovation Policy Reviews - Lessons Learned on Competitiveness Councils - The Imperative of Innovation Standards, metrology, quality control and technology based systems - Support for metrology, quality standards and technology based systems for SMEs - The regional metrology - Infraestructura Nacional de la Calidad: Diseminación del Plan de Acción Regional en Metrología en Centro América Business Indicators and Innovation indicators capacity building - Enterprise surveys, business development report - Statistical Compendium of Indicators ICT infrastructure and systems that support firms and Public Policies for Broadband - ICT, including broadband development programs, support for telecoms infrastructure, ICT programs for SMEs. - Socio-Economic Impacts of Broadband in LAC - Broadband as a Catalyst for Economic Growth and Social Progress in Latin America and the Caribbean - A View from the Industry