Competitiveness influence on global innovation of nations: a cross-sectional analysis

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Ronaldo Leão de Miranda
Luís Fernando Irgang dos Santos
Giancarlo Gomes
Iara Regina dos Santos Parisotto

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Innovation has been recognized as one of the main determinants of nation’s economic development and has been adopted as a main tool for adding value and achieving sustainable competitive advantage. In order to understand the influence of global competitiveness on global innovation of nations, this study analyzed some indexes of 133 countries using a multiple linear regression analysis. The results suggested that global competitiveness influences the innovativeness of nations significantly and positively. Higher education and training was the competitiveness indicators that most influenced in innovation of nations.

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Ronaldo Leão de Miranda, Universidade Regional de Blumenau - FURB

Doutorado e Bolsista CAPES / FAPESC pelo Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Contábeis e Administração - PPGCC - PPGAD da Universidade Regional de Blumenau - FURB (Santa Catarina). Mestre em Desenvolvimento Regional pela Universidade Regional de Blumenau - FURB (Santa Catarina). Bacharel em Administração de Empresas pela Universidade Regional Integrada do Alto Uruguai e das Missões - Campus de Santo Ângelo (Rio Grande do Sul).

Luís Fernando Irgang dos Santos, Universidade Regional de Blumenau - FURB and Universidade de Halmstad - Suécia

Estudante de Ph.D. em Ciências da Inovação da Universidade de Halmstad - Suécia. Aluno do Programa de Mestrado em Administração da FURB - Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau. Bacharel em Administração pela UNIJUÍ - Universidade Regional do Noroeste do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul.

Giancarlo Gomes, Universidade Regional de Blumenau - FURB

Possui graduação em Administração pela Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina (2004). Especialização em Sistemas de Produção pela Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina (2006). Mestrado em Administração pela Fundação Universidade de Blumenau (2009). Doutorado em Ciências Contábeis e Administração pela Universidade de Blumenau - FURB (2013), com período de sanduíche na Universidade de Valência - Espanha. Professor titular da Universidade Regional de Blumenau - FURB, atuando no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração (Mestrado) e Pós-Graduação em Ciências Contábeis (Doutorado).

Iara Regina dos Santos Parisotto, Universidade Regional de Blumenau - FURB

Doutora (2012) em Administração UNINOVE, Mestre em Ciências Contábeis-Controladoria pela Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (2005), especialista em Gerência Contábil e Auditoria e Gerência de Qualidade dos Serviços Contábeis, graduado em Ciências Contábeis pela Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (1991) ) Professora TI-40H FURB. Professora do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração (PPGA) - FURB. Atua na Coordenação Ambiental da FURB e na Incubadora Tecnológica de Cooperativas Populares da FURB.

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