Role of Innovation in Hi-Tech-Exports of a Nation

Tejinder Singh Sara, Faye Hall Jackson, Leo T. Upchurch


The purpose of this paper was to look at the relationship between innovative capability of a country and share of
high-technology products in its exports of manufactured goods. The paper discusses the role of exports in growth
of some of the fast developing countries in recent years. Export market preservation and expansion of
high-technology products is discussed. An empirical model with high technology exports as a percentage of the
total manufactured exports of a country as the dependant variable and seven independent variables shows that
level of high-technology exports of a country is significantly affected by the innovative capability of that

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