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GUIMARAES, Sonia K.. Intensive entrepreneurship in knowledge in Brazil. Cad. CRH [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.63, pp. 575-592. ISSN 0103-4979. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-49792011000300008.
One of the surprises of the "new economy" is a increase number of micro, small and median size businesses intensives in knowledge, as well as the number of "entrepreneur-scientists" in peripheral economies, that until recently lacked innovation capability like in China, India (Saxenian 2008). Brazil faces great challenges to integrate itself to the new development paradigms, compared to its pares. Despite that intensives knowledge companies emerge ever faster over here. The article analyses the results of a research conducted among intensive in knowledge micro, small and median size businesses, placed in the technological park of the states of Rio Grande do Sul & Santa Catarina. The data show that even limited, it is observed some positive changes in the configuration of businesses models in the investigative segments. Conclusion, thus the barriers in existence are not insurmountable, and the knowledge already learned seems to indicate processing possibilities to innovating small and median size businesses, in Brazil.
Keywords : innovating small and median size businesses; entrepreneur-scientists; innovation; knowledge society.