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Jamaica and the Nanotechnology Approach to Economic Development


  • Peter W Jones

    () (Economic Development Instiute Jamaica)


Nanotechnology is expected to have a major impact on global economies this century and is an important sector for Jamaica in achieving the agenda of becoming a competitive and dynamic knowledge-driven economy by 2030. Key to this will be the active participation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which are seen to be a major source of innovation and entrepreneurship, and could help Jamaica to better capitalise on and imrpove itself to a world-class research level. However SMEs often have difficulty in accessing funds and support to achieve their full potential.

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  • Peter W Jones, 2006. "Jamaica and the Nanotechnology Approach to Economic Development," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 28(7), pages 1.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-06aa0009

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    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity


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