Title: Potentialities and limits for the local economic and innovative development: a comparative analysis of technology parks located in the Northeast region of Brazil

Authors: Ana Maria Magalhães Correia; Maria de Lourdes Barreto Gomes

Addresses: Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Campus I, University City, 58.059-900 João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil ' Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Campus I, University City, 58.059-900 João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil

Abstract: The objective of this paper is to identify the potential and limits to the economic development of innovative technology parks that are in operation in Northeast Brazil. The findings indicate that the technology parks are potentially positive for economic development and local innovation, as the parks generate jobs, funding and educational opportunities in the region. However, the research also demonstrates that there are limits to the amount of economic and innovative development that can be generated by these technology parks, due to the current economic situation in the Northeast of Brazil.

Keywords: local innovation; economic development; innovative development; technology parks; Brazil.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2014.060877

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2014 Vol.15 No.3, pp.274 - 298

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 30 Apr 2014 *

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