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Technological learning in the Silicon Valleys of Latin America

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  • Ciravegna, Luciano

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This study contributes to the understanding of the effects of FDI by illustrating that social networks affect technological learning in the Costa Rican ICT cluster in ways that the literature on technological capabilities failed to capture. It is based on extensive qualitative evidence collected by the author between 2004 and 2009.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 36832.

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Date of creation: 2011
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Keywords: FDI; clusters; Latin America; Silicon Valleys; technological learning; technological capabilities; ICT; software; high technology; social ties; social networks;

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