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Technological diversification in the metropolitan areas of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro: the role of relatedness and local institutional aspects

Grant number: 20/12676-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2021
Effective date (End): June 14, 2023
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Economics
Principal Investigator:Nicholas Spyridon Vonortas
Grantee:Mariane Santos Françoso
Host Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IG). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:19/04300-5 - System innovation: organizational strategy, research & innovation policy governance, AP.SPEC


The relatedness concept and measures have oriented many studies focused on regional diversification and development. Grounded on path dependency and evolutionary economic concepts, these studies have shown how regions are more likely to diversify into industries and technologies that are cognitive proximate to industries and technologies which are already present in the region. Although these studies have approached different aspects involved in the diversification process, they have neglected the global South. Therefore, this research aims to analyze how technological knowledge evolved from the 2000s to 2020 in the metropolitan regions of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, identifying whether there was a change in local specialization patterns, the main institutional agents that contributed to this process and the role of relatedness. To do so, the research will resort to both quantitative and qualitative data, based on patents collected in the patentscope database and interviews conducted with local agents. (AU)

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FRANCOSO, MARIANE SANTOS; VONORTAS, NICHOLAS S.. Gatekeepers in regional innovation networks: Evidence from an emerging economy. JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, v. N/A, p. 21-pg., . (19/04300-5, 20/12676-2)

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