Int. J. of Transitions and Innovation Systems   »   2015 Vol.4, No.3/4

 

 

Title: A model of collaboration and innovation for economic and social development: the case of Puebla, México

 

Authors: José Pablo Nuño; Judith Cortés Zurita

 

Addresses:
UPAEP University, Sintonía, 21 sur 1103 Barrio Santiago, Puebla, 72410, México
UPAEP University, Sintonía, 21 sur 1103 Barrio Santiago, Puebla, 72410, México

 

Abstract: The importance of the microeconomic environment for business competitiveness and economic and social development has been increasingly recognised. This includes a wide range of factors, organisations, strategies, policies and norms that directly affect productivity. The entities that influence competitiveness at the micro level are business and related industries, government and regulatory agencies, universities and institutions for collaboration to promote collaboration and coordination. It is desirable to have an organisation coordinating the interactions among them, since they have a direct impact on the competitiveness of any region. In the Mexican city of Puebla and the surrounding region, it is crucial to have such organisation. Thus, it was decided to create an institute for collaboration and competitiveness as the leading coordinating effort to foster development and economic competitiveness. The objective of this paper is to present a model of collaboration, innovation and shared value using the example of SINTONIA, which is an institute for collaboration and competitiveness created at UPAEP University in Puebla in 2012.

 

Keywords: competitiveness; collaboration; economic development; clusters; shared values; Puebla; Mexico; innovation; social development; microeconomics; organisational coordination; cooperation; institutional coordination.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJTIS.2015.077196

 

Int. J. of Transitions and Innovation Systems, 2015 Vol.4, No.3/4, pp.183 - 200

 

Submission date: 20 Sep 2015
Date of acceptance: 11 Mar 2016
Available online: 22 Jun 2016

 

 

Editors Full text accessAccess for SubscribersPurchase this articleComment on this article