Competitiveness and technological gap - a comparative analysis between Brazil and selected European countries
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This paper analyzes the innovative behavior patterns of different countries in order to verify the existence of a technological gap between Brazil and the technologically most dynamic countries in the sample, which will be called technological frontier. The proposed methodology consists of correspondence analysis, performed from a set of innovation indicators based on Technological Innovation Survey (PINTEC) IBGE and the Community Innovation Survey (CIS). Based on four sectoral innovation indicators built for Brazil and a set of ten European countries, correspondence analysis was prepared considering the following dimensions: (i) country-indicator; (ii) industry-indicator.