Assessment of Innovation Factors that Impact Competitiveness in the Mexican State Entities through DEA analysis

Diana Barrón Villaverde, Alfredo Pérez Paredes, José Aurelio Cruz de los Ángeles


This is an applied research that expects to contribute at the estate entity, regional and national level. It aims to contrast the efficiency assessment of the Mexican state entities throughout the understanding of innovative factors and their distance from the efficiency frontier by applying the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) analysis, after applying a multivariable correlation and principal component analysis. The relevance of this research lies in the implementation of an analytical instrument to categorize the variables that highlights and those which should improve to increase the national innovation level. The results show the relevance of Baja California and Sonora besides Distrito Federal and Nuevo León in the national indicators and the revelation of Morelos as a relevant state in patent PIB ratio growth of specialized industry and services. 


Innovation factors, governmental sector, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), economic development, Mexican estate entities and national competitiveness

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