Date of Publication

9-18-2021

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics major in Industrial Economics

Subject Categories

Economics

College

School of Economics

Department/Unit

Economics

Honor/Award

N/A

Thesis Advisor

Tereso S. Tullao, Jr.
Myrna S. Austria
Ma. Ella C. Oplas
Winfred M. Villamil

Defense Panel Chair

Tereso S. Tullao, Jr.

Defense Panel Member

Myrna S. Austria
Ma. Ella C. Oplas
Winfred M. Villamil

Abstract/Summary

Innovation, defined as being able to produce a new or improved process/product which has a significant difference from the previous and has been made available for use, has been crucial to economic growth and development, especially for emerging markets like those from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Additionally, firms engaging in innovation allow them to maximize the latest information and technology and gain a competitive advantage in the local and global markets. However, the firms from countries belonging to the ASEAN region may be more hesitant to this shift towards innovating, as the manufacturing firms in these economies are more labor-intensive. With this, the paper aims to establish and measure the effects of labor productivity on firms’ decisions to invest in product and process innovation in select ASEAN countries using firm-level data from the World Bank Enterprise Survey. Additionally, other firm characteristics will be considered in determining their effects on firm innovation. The researchers hypothesize that labor productivity would positively affect the firms’ decision in investing in product and process innovation.

Abstract Format

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Language

English

Format

Electronic

Physical Description

105 leaves

Keywords

Technological innovations--Southeast Asia

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9-18-2023

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