Is Ecuador ready to change its productive matrix?: an analysis of the Ecuadorian innovation system

  • Juan Fernández Sastre Escuela Politécnica Nacional
Keywords: structural change, technological paradigm, national innovation systems


Through a review of the Ecuadorian science, technology and innovation surveys and of several empirical studies on Ecuador; this article describes the Ecuadorian business sector, its science and technology organizations and their interactions; with the objective of examining the capacity of the Ecuadorian innovation system to move towards a productive structure based on the use of knowledge. The analysis indicates that Ecuador does not yet have an innovation system with learning capacity, which allows such a transition, when the technological conditions are propitious.

Author Biography

Juan Fernández Sastre, Escuela Politécnica Nacional



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