The document examines the impact of innovation strategies on employment growth in four Latin American countries: Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, and Uruguay. This being said, the authors seek to relate employment to different innovation strategies, claiming that firms that conduct in-house innovation activities have the greatest impact on employment. In order to achieve these objectives, the researchers introduce an innovation model proposed by Harrison et al. (2008), which is developed using micro-data for manufacturing firms from innovation surveys.
The paper is organized as follows. After the introduction, section two offers a literature review on the subject, whereas chapter three describes the model and methodology introduced by the researchers. Meanwhile, section four presents the data sources used, whilst section five reports the results obtained. Finally, chapter six offers some concluding remarks.
To conclude, the authors claim that the results portray how innovation strategies enhance technological innovation across the region. Thereby, the document highlights the importance of fostering in-house technological efforts not only to promote innovation, but also to encourage growth in employment across Latin America.