Webinar by Carlos Ponce, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, "Multidimensional Innovation Responses and Foreign Competition"


Carlos Ponce, 

Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile


January 31st, 2023

15:00 to 16:00 London time.


Event will be held online

TECHNIS is pleased to invite you to a free webinar. TECHNIS webinars focus on IP and innovation examining recent legal, economic, managerial, ethical and policy issues related to technological innovation. Our approach is interdisciplinary and presentations are given by experts in different fields such as economics, law, management, STS, sociology, anthropology and philosophy. Webinar presentations last for 20min and are followed by a 40min discussion.

Please join us for a webinar on Tuesday the 31st of January 2023 at 15:00 London time i.e. 16:00 Brussels time, 17:00 Athens time. The speaker is Carlos Ponce, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile. The title of the talk isMultidimensional Innovation Responses and Foreign Competition". 

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This webinar is free and open to all. The moderator is Dr. Andreas PanagopoulosJoin Zoom Meeting:

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AbstractThe dramatic increase in China’s exports after its accession to the World Trade Organization offers a window of opportunity for learning the innovative behavior of firms under competitive distress. Using manufacturing firm-level data, we quantify the effects of foreign competition on innovation in Uruguay. Our estimates show that a higher level of foreign competition reduces innovation inputs (acquisition of new machines, equipment, and software) and outputs (process and product innovations). These adverse effects are larger for firms in business groups and smaller for more productive firms and firms with more skilled labor.