Technological Regimes in the Brazilian Manufacturing Industry: An Empirical Investigation

31 Pages Posted: 19 Feb 2013

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Vinicius Vieira

Banco do Brasil

Marcelo Resende

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Date Written: February 18, 2013

Abstract

The paper aims at assessing technological regimes in the context of the Brazilian manufacturing industry along the 2000-2005 period. The industries were classified in terms of SM-I and SM-II technological regimes by means of multivariate statistical methods based on variable approximating technological opportunity, appropriability, cumulativeness and knowledge base. The evidence indicated some salient classification contrasts with respect to previous evidence for developed countries. In particular, the pharmaceuticals and paper and cellulose sectors in the Brazilian case have some expected specificities. When one consider contrasts between SM-I and SM-II for the totality of firms, one observes discernible differences in the case of two hypotheses: the share of small firms is higher in SM-I industries than in SM-II industries and in SM-I industries, profit rates are lower than in SM-II industries.

Keywords: technological regimes, manufacturing industry, Brazil

JEL Classification: L600, O300

Suggested Citation

Vieira, Vinicius and Resende, Marcelo, Technological Regimes in the Brazilian Manufacturing Industry: An Empirical Investigation (February 18, 2013). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4100, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2220096

Vinicius Vieira

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Marcelo Resende (Contact Author)

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) ( email )

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Instituto de Economia
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CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

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