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The scientific and technological trajectories of four Latin American countries: Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, and Brazil

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  • Leonardo Costa Ribeiro

    (Cedeplar-UFMG)

  • Isabel de Azeredo Moura

    (Cedeplar-UFMG)

  • Luiza Teixeira de Melo Franco

    (Cedeplar-UFMG)

  • Márcia Siqueira Rapini

    (Cedeplar-UFMG)

  • Eduardo da Motta e Albuquerque

    (Cedeplar-UFMG)

Abstract

This paper introduces the differences and similarities of interactions between science and technology (S&T) among four Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico. Through the analysis of articles and patents data as well as the elaboration of global matrices and national three-dimensional matrices, it was possible to observe the recent trajectory of the scientific and technological production of countries. The results indicate that the Latin American countries have a similar pattern regarding their scientific and technological structure and they are part of a regime characterized by immature National Systems of Innovation (NSI).

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Paper provided by Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in its series Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG with number td362.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2009
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Handle: RePEc:cdp:texdis:td362

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Keywords: Latin American countries; science and technology interaction; national systems of innovation;

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  1. Bernardes, Americo Tristao & Albuquerque, Eduardo da Motta e, 2003. "Cross-over, thresholds, and interactions between science and technology: lessons for less-developed countries," Research Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 32(5), pages 865-885, May.
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