The Impact of R&D and ICT Investment on Innovation and Productivity in Chilean Firms

Roberto Álvarez;

Description

Developing countries face the enormous challenge of closing the productivity gap with rich countries. According to previous studies, this is especially relevant for firms in the services sector, which, albeit its growing importance in the economy, still has a large productivity gap with other sectors. Given that ICT investment can help close this gap by increasing innovation and productivity, we study this issue using a sample of Chilean firms covering a wide range of industries, particularly in the services sector.

Date Published

2016-06-15

Language

English

Country

Latin America and the Caribbean

Subject Areas

Toward a Business Climate Reform Agenda in the Caribbean

Author(s)

Sylvia Donhert; Tara Lisa Persaud; Stefano Pereira; Wayne Elliott; Kayla Grant;

Date Published

2016-08-15

Debt, Fiscal Adjustment and Economic Growth in Jamaica

Author(s)

Juan Pedro Schmid; Xavier A. Malcolm

Date Published

2016-01-31