The impacts of innovations in the diversification of the Brazilian industry: an analysis based on Pintec and Cempre

  • Jucélio Kretzer Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste
Palavras-chave: Technological innovations. Diversification. Pintec. Brazil.


The article aims to associate the differences in the pattern of diversification with the differences in the pattern of innovation of the Brazilian industrial sectors. The neo-Schumpeterian literature advocates that the establishment of sectoral patterns of innovation influences the rates and directions of technological change in a distinctive way among sectors. This is an empirical study, based on the statistical information of the Innovation Survey (Pintec 2011) and the Central Register of Companies (Cempre 2010), to investigate the relationship between innovation and diversification, in order to contribute to the understanding of the sectoral patterns of diversification of the Brazilian industry. The statistical results suggest that the introduction of innovations to a large extent has led industries to concentrate their business lines on activities that have some ‘proximity’ in their production functions, independent of innovative activities. Notably, certain sectors, such as ‘science-based’ ones, assume typical behaviour of ‘diversification based on technological activities’.


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Biografia do Autor

Jucélio Kretzer, Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste
Possui graduação em Ciências Econômicas pela Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), mestrado, doutorado e pós-doutorado em Engenharia de Produção pela Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC). Atualmente é Professor Associado pesquisador do Departamento de Economia (DECON) da Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste (UNICENTRO).


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Kretzer, J. (2018). The impacts of innovations in the diversification of the Brazilian industry: an analysis based on Pintec and Cempre. Revista Brasileira De Inovação, 17(2), 415-444.