IJIMT 2012 Vol.3(3): 295-299 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2012.V3.242

Competencies, Requirements of Internationalization and Use of Non-Financial Public Supports

Miguel M. Torres, Celeste A. Varum, and Mariasole Bannò

Abstract—PParticularly in times of budget constraints, governments must evaluate carefully the public resources they allocate to support private investments by enterprises. With an Heckman selection model applied on data collected in Portugal, this paper tests which variables affect awareness and use by firms of four non-financial types of internationalization support measures. The results suggest that firms’ competencies positively affect awareness and negatively affect the use of public support. Otherwise, the requirements of the internationalization projects positively affect both the awareness and the use of public support.

Index Terms—Internationalization requirements, public supports, Heckman selection model.

M. M. Torres and C. A. Varum are with the Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering and GOVCOOP, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal(e-mail: miguel.torres@ua.pt; camorim@ua.pt).

M. B. Scotti. is with the Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, University of Brescia, Via Branze, 38 - 25123 Brescia, Italy,(e-mail: mariasole.banno@unibs.it).

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Cite: Miguel M. Torres, Celeste A. Varum, and Mariasole Bannò, "Competencies, Requirements of Internationalization and Use of Non-Financial Public Supports," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 295-299 , 2012.

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