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A model of collaboration and innovation for economic and social development: the case of Puebla, México
by José Pablo Nuño; Judith Cortés Zurita
International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems (IJTIS), Vol. 4, No. 3/4, 2015


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.

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