Export Pioneers in Latin America
AbstractExport Pioneers in Latin America analyzes a series of case studies of successful new export activities throughout the region to learn how pioneers jump-start a virtuous process leading to economic transformation. The cases of blueberries in Argentina, avocados in Mexico, and aircraft in Brazil illustrate how an initially successful export activity did not stop with the discovery of a single viable product, but rather continued to evolve. The book explores the conjecture that costly burdens to entrepreneurial self-discovery (due to the deterrent effects of imitation by competitors) have held back potential exporters in post-reform Latin America. It also considers the conjecture that new export activities are a complex enterprise that can only come to fruition when innovative contributions of many actors are somehow provided jointly.
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Date of creation: Apr 2012
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- F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
- F19 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Other
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- NEP-ALL-2012-05-15 (All new papers)
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- NEP-INT-2012-05-15 (International Trade)
- NEP-LAM-2012-05-15 (Central & South America)
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- Alejandro Artopoulos & Daniel Friel & Juan Carlos Hallak, 2011. "Export Emergence of Differentiated Goods from Developing Countries: Four Argentine Cases," Working Papers 107, Universidad de San Andres, Departamento de Economia, revised Mar 2011.
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