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OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: 15 Mexican States 2009

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Despite macro-economic stability in recent years, Mexico still suffers from stagnant productivity growth. Mexico’s long-term competitiveness in a global context will require greater public and private action to spur innovation and economic growth in regions throughout the country. This report reviews how both national and state policies in Mexico can better support regional innovation systems and includes profiles of 15 states.

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Assessment and Recommendations

This review seeks to understand how to better support the competitiveness of Mexico through improved regional innovation systems and clusters that promote innovation in firms. Innovation is an important component of economic development and productivity growth, and hence the competitiveness of regions and nations. Firms are at the centre of this process, but they do not operate in isolation. They may benefit from linkages with other actors in a cluster and regional innovation system, where knowledge is created and/or diffused. Policies that support clusters and regional innovation systems (the spatial dimension of development) and the policy implications for different types of region have not received enough attention in Mexico. The main findings of this report are...

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