The Brazilian system of innovation for bioethanol: a case study on the strategic role of the standardisation process
by Taynah Lopes de Souza, Lia Hasenclever
International Journal of Technology and Globalisation (IJTG), Vol. 5, No. 3/4, 2011

Abstract: This paper presents the results of a case study on the importance of the standardisation process for the Brazilian system of innovation for bioethanol. It shows evidence of the strategic role played by the state in helping industry to enjoy the opportunities opened during a paradigmatic change, through sound investments on R&D and innovation. More recently, the standardisation process has been gaining increased attention, in face of the strategy of transforming the product into an international commodity. The main contribution of this paper is then the provision of a broader understanding of the importance of standardisation in this process and its relation to national systems of innovation.

Online publication date: Mon, 18-Apr-2011

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