Informality in Peru and its effects on innovation at firm level

Alejandro Flores, Jorge Heredia

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This study analyzes the influence of informality, defined through a new approach (Darbi et al. 2016) on innovation, through the analysis of the institutional, industry, and resource factors. We collect information from 14,240 firms in Peru and used Chi-Square and Tests of Contingency tables to analyze this new mechanism. We found that the variables of the strategy tripod influence the informal practices of the formal firms, and these practices decrease the innovation activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFinding a Way to Avoid the Middle Income Trap
Subtitle of host publicationThe Cases of China and Peru
EditorsRosario Santa Gadea, Yuyan Zhang
Number of pages41
StatePublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

Co-edited by the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and the Center for China and Asia-Pacific Studies of Universidad del Pacífico.


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