Fernando Santiago

Fernando Santiago
United Nations Industrial Development Organization | UNIDO · Research, Policy and Statistics

PhD

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Additional affiliations
January 2015 - May 2015
Université du Québec en Outaouais
Position
  • Charge de cours
Description
  • Cours sur les Theories de developpement
January 2015 - April 2015
University of Ottawa
Position
  • Part time professor
September 2014 - December 2014
University of Ottawa
Position
  • Part time professor
Description
  • Course Enjeux de developpement international en Asie
Education
September 2003 - December 2010
UNU-MERIT
Field of study
  • Economics and Policy Studies of Technical Change
September 1999 - September 2000
Science Policy Research Unit - University of Sussex
Field of study
  • Science and Technology Policy
August 1992 - June 1997

Publications

Publications (88)
Technical Report
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The objective of this report is to understand how STI are promoted in the inputs, processes, and outputs of UNIDO’s interventions, and relate this practical understanding of STI with the long-term impact on inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) that UNIDO aims to achieve. To this end, this report presents the findings from a quali...
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This report provides empirical evidence based on case studies of three East Asian economies: the Republic of Korea, the People’s Republic of China and Thailand. The course of each country’s technology development was carefully analysed, organizing development into distinct stages and focusing on the linkage between demand-side and supply-side polic...
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This technical report aims to identify the conditions for effective multi-stakeholder participatory processes where�by all relevant actors are empowered to contribute to industrial policymaking to achieve optimal outcomes. The technical report discusses the application of mul�ti-stakeholder participatory approaches to demonstrate how intensive or e...
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Healthcare innovations emerge and develop in institutionally dense selective environments. New projects and propositions in healthcare sectoral ecosystems can be understood as product-service compacts, that is, complex solutions that dynamically integrate tangible and intangible elements in close interaction with users’ needs and the evolving regul...
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An essential precondition for developing countries to engage in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is to accelerate the creation and accumulation of firm-level technological capabilities necessary for digital transformation. Through an analysis of secondary data collected from a systematic review of the 4IR literature, we build on Lall's (1992)...
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MNEs' social innovations have successfully contributed to addressing the COVID-19 challenges, but how sustainable are they in the long run?
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Kyrgyzstan is facing a strategically important period in its history. The government’s ambition of reindustrializing is affecting its engagement with various international organizations and donors. As these plans will lead to societal transition and affect such areas as social development, national economy, and environment, a careful consideration...
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The COVID‐19 pandemic has prompted an unprecedented reaction in several multinational enterprises (MNEs). These MNEs have adopted social innovation approaches to meet the needs of vulnerable societal groups by swiftly innovating their business models; drastically changing their product offerings and customer bases; and producing COVID‐19 necessitie...
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The digital transformation process poses a tremendous challenge for developing countries. It implies technological upgrading in contexts in which firms primarily use (often ineffectively) technologies that are characteristic of the Third Industrial Revolution (3IR)—basic automation and information and communication technologies—or are caught in a t...
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This chapter discusses industrial policy in the BRICS. It contributes to the literature in three ways. First, by approaching the BRICS as a single entity, it documents the gradual buy-in to the concept of BRICS by the participating countries, and their efforts at strengthening collaboration, including on industrial development matters. Second, it c...
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This chapter discusses industrial policy in BRICS. It contributes to the literature in three ways. First, it approaches BRICS as a single entity, it documents the gradual buy-in to the concept of BRICS by the participating countries and their efforts to strengthen collaboration, including on industrial development matters. Second, it corroborates t...
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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to batter the world, with millions of positive cases, leading to more than 600,000 casualties by the end of July 2020. With the persistent threat of contagion, this sanitary emergency is turning a rapidly deteriorating economic situation into one of the deepest economic and social crises the world has ever experience...
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Understanding innovation barriers is critical for innovation policy to design better incentives to innovation. This study explores the factors that influence the perception of innovation barriers in two emerging economies, Mexico and Turkey. The analysis integrates three sources of data into a comprehensive database. For Mexico, we use data from th...
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COVID-19 crisis offers opportunities to foster industrialization by strategically building synergies between policy areas such as healthcare and industry.
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The continued spread of COVID-19 through Latin America and the Caribbean shows no signs of abating. At the end of May, the region became the global epicentre of the pandemic amid a growing number of infections and deaths related to the SARs-coV-2 virus. Despite the fact that the virus remains at its peak, several economies across the region are deb...
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The pandemic is a reminder that investments in scientific, technological and productive capacities are necessary to respond to and build resilience in crises. Active policies need to help build and sustain countries’ capacities to recover post-COVID-19.
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Innovation can provide swift remedies to the COVID-19 linked recession. Policy should contain incentives to innovate in the long-term
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Policy responses to COVID-19 require a two-pronged approach: managing short-term effects of the pandemic while setting conditions for economic recovery
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As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise, UN Secretary General António Guterres has warned that this pandemic is the biggest challenge the world has faced since World War II. What began as a health emergency is now rapidly threatening to turn into a global economic crisis. Containment measures have shaken the foundations of the t...
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Chapter to be published as Santiago, Fernando. Industrial policies in the BRICS. In Arkebe Oqubay, Christopher Cramer, Ha-Joon Chang, and Richard Kozul-Wright (2020). Oxford Handbook of Industrial Policy. Oxford University Press. Chapter 26th. This paper discusses industrial policy in BRICS. It contributes to the literature in three ways.First, by...
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This paper presents an analysis of the determinants of innovation activities, and its effect on output and productivity across manufacturing and services firms in Mexico. We build on the theoretical framework of synthesis approach and contribute to identify the main differences of innovation intensity and its effects across four sectoral groups wit...
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La finalidad del trabajo que se presenta fue estudiar, con enfoque de Estudio de Redes del Conocimiento, la integración entre un grupo de proyectos de la Universidad Central Marta Abreu de las Villas (UCLV) y el Centro Universitario Municipal (CUM) Camajuaní, a las acciones de desarrollo local en el municipio.Se aplicaron métodos y técnicas de los...
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The authors developed economic and statistical analysis on bilateral economic and trade and investment partnership between the Republic of Kyrgyzstan and the Russian Federation for the past decade and formulated proposals for the further coordination of long-term foreign economic policy. The paper provides an analytical review of intercountry trade...
Technical Report
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This report is the product of joint efforts of the Research and Industrial Policy Advice (RPA) Division of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of the Kyrgyz Republic. It has been developed within...
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Plausible Scenarios for industrial development of Kyrgyzstan
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Summary of recent trends in industrial development of Kyrgyzstan
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Infrastructure and priority sectors for industrial development of Kyrgyzstan
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Regional aspects of industrial development of Kyrgyzstan
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Industrial Development of Kyrgyzstan: Trade Opportunities, Export Potential and the Role of Regional Economic Integration Processes
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The role of investment and financing in industrial development of Kyrgyzstan
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This paper explores recent demand-driven policy initiatives implemented to foster industrial development in developing countries. The evidence builds on various case studies organized around an analytical framework that draws from the literature on demand-driven innovation policy, sustainable consumption policies and industrial policy. The findings...
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Industrie 4.0 lies at the core of Germany’s efforts to sustain its global leadership in innovation and manufacturing. While many countries seek to emulate Germany’s approach to I4.0, few possess a comparable foundation of accumulated technological and manufacturing capabilities. Followers, peers and potential competitors need to objectively apprais...
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This paper explores recent demand-driven policy initiatives implemented to foster industrial development in developing countries. The evidence builds on various case studies organized around an analytical framework that draws from the literature on demand-driven innovation policy, sustainable consumption policies and industrial policy. The findings...
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This paper discusses the role of demand-driven industrial policy instruments in underpinning industrialization in catching up countries. From a long-term perspective, this analysis identifies at what point the use of demand-driven policy instruments was most prominent in the development of a given manufacturing industry. What instruments were used?...
Technical Report
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution—or Industry 4.0—is expected to radically transform manufacturing as a driver of global development. Because industrialization remains a cornerstone of the long-term development aspirations of numerous developing countries, this paper addresses the following overarching questions: Are developing countries getting rea...
Technical Report
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Existe un consenso creciente acerca de la importancia del avance científico y tecnológico para el progreso económico. El incremento de la inversión nacional en ciencia y tecnología (CyT) es un factor esencial para asegurar el crecimiento económico de una nación (Schumpeter, 1942; Solow, 1956; Abramovitz, 1956, 1986). Los vínculos entre los actores...
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Las empresas son el agente principal en la actividad innovadora, y el fomento de la innovación empresarial es el propósito central de las políticas nacionales de innovación. El acceso a financiamiento es a menudo el principal obstáculo a la actividad empresarial. El financiamiento es particularmente complicado para actividades innovadoras ya que es...
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La tecnología y la innovación impulsan el desarrollo económico y por ello la capacitación de los ciudadanos en las áreas científicas y tecnológicas es fundamental para estimular el crecimiento sostenible e inclusivo. Para ello los países deben poner en marcha políticas completas de educación y formación, y mantenerlas en el tiempo con el fin de cre...
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Los procesos de generación, distribución y uso de conocimiento, así como los procesos de innovación son complejos, tienen una diversidad de actividades asociadas, incorporan a una variedad de actores, y son resultado de un conjunto de interacciones entre los actores. Los principales actores en un sistema de innovación son la academia -instituciones...
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El presente trabajo se enmarca en la literatura relacionada con las distintas interpretaciones que dan las universidades al cumplimiento de su tercera misión. La evidencia empírica se refiere al caso de la industria de zeolitas naturales en Cuba. La experiencia cubana es relevante debido a que el diseño institucional de las relaciones económicas, s...
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Barriers to innovation are heterogeneous, of financial and non-financial nature. The importance of barriers to innovation and their actual influence on innovation depend on firms’ characteristics such as sectoral affiliation, technological behavior and their response to perceived obstacles to innovation. Firms either continue to engage in innovatio...
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The aim of this special issue is two-fold. On the one hand, through a series of empirical papers we intend to stimulate discussion on the drivers of innovation and entrepreneurship at the business and the [eco]system level. On the other hand, the papers in this volume draw attention and provide evidence on the contribution of entrepreneurship and i...
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Drawing on survey data about firms in Mexico, we investigate the determinants of innovation and the linkages between innovation and productivity in the services sector. We apply a three-stage Crépon-Duguet-Mairesse (CDM) econometric model; the use of manufacturing firms as a benchmark helps to better appreciate our findings. We find that a series o...
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http://www.foroconsultivo.org.mx/libros_editadostiempos_respuesta_fernando_santiago.pdf La experiencia internacional demuestra que invertir en actividades de ciencia, tecnología e innovación (CTI) contribuye de manera importante a las dinámicas de crecimiento y desarrollo económico a largo plazo. Los beneficios potenciales en términos de actividad...
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Latin American countries still account for most of the world’s social challenges: extreme poverty, malnutrition, high infant mortality, low life expectancy and a decline in schooling quality indicators. For many countries, Mexico included, a number of these problems can be traced to income inequality, a low-qualified workforce, increasing presence...
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Latin American countries still account for most of the world’s social challenges: extreme poverty, malnutrition, high infant mortality, low life expectancy and a decline in schooling quality indicators. For many countries, Mexico included, a number of these problems can be traced to income inequality, a lowqualified workforce, increasing presence o...
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How and why do human resource management practices contribute to learning for innovation? Based on evidence from the Mexican pharmaceutical industry, we found that the influence of human resource management strategies on learning processes is more perceptible as learning becomes more exploratory in nature. The provision of training and, to a lesser...
Technical Report
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An extensive literature analyzes the determinants of research and development (R&D) and the impacts of R&D on firms’ innovation performance and productivity. Because most available studies focus on manufacturing firms, very little is known about firms in the service sector. The gap is even more noticeable in the case of service firms in developing...