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PONCE, Herenia Gutiérrez  and  DUARTE, Pablo Daniel Palacios. Factors innovation and their influence on sales and employment: The case of Mexican manufacturing MSMEs. Cuad. Econ. [online]. 2015, vol.34, n.65, pp.401-422. ISSN 0121-4772.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/cuad.econ.v34n65.41871.

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the correlation among sales, employment and innovation in Mexican manufacturing SMEs, through a longitudinal study undertaken between 2007 and 2010. To this end, an empirical investigation was carried out through a survey from a sample of Mexican manufacturing firms in order to explain whether the growth in sales and employment of firms is related to R&D + innovation.

Keywords : SMEs; manufactures; innovation; R&D.

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