What is it about?

This paper analyzes the management and innovation aspects of small businesses that participated in the Local Innovation Agents Program in Brazil.

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Why is it important?

The LIA Program has been the largest innovation program in Brazil for micro and small businesses since 2008.


This paper shows that small businesses with higher management levels benefit more from innovation support programs, yet all improved to some extent. The paper is also interesting regarding the statistical methods employed such as two-step cluster analysis, exploratory factor analysis (EFA), partial confirmatory factor analysis (PCFA), t-tests and paired t-tests.

Mr. Gustavo Dambiski Gomes de Carvalho
Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Parana

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This page is a summary of: Evaluating innovation development among Brazilian micro and small businesses in view of management level: Insights from the local innovation agents program, Evaluation and Program Planning, June 2020, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2020.101797.
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