Technological learning in the Silicon Valleys of Latin America
AbstractThis 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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Date of creation: 2011
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FDI; clusters; Latin America; Silicon Valleys; technological learning; technological capabilities; ICT; software; high technology; social ties; social networks;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-03-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2012-03-08 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-ICT-2012-03-08 (Information & Communication Technologies)
- NEP-SOC-2012-03-08 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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