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Competencies, knowledge and capabilities based on natural resources in Southern Chile


  • Tomas Gabriel Bas


The implication of competencies, scientific knowledge and technological capability in the Southern Chilean Region (SCR) is explored in this paper. Therefore, we propose establish patterns of development that can help improve the innovative capacity in the region using natural resources. We present the theory on building capacities and knowledge, followed by an analysis of emergence and development of the sectors identified as most economically dynamic in the SCR: salmon, mussels and berries. We use a macro-regional grouping, as strategic sectors of the regions that are similar and that allow comparison. The Rios and Lagos regions are the most representative in the economic sphere, where the salmon industry is the largest contributor in terms of growth and employment generation. We analyse the dynamic sectors that have largely contributed to the advancement of the region in terms of innovation by scientific knowledge and competencies. Finally, we explore the patterns to make possible its growth or not.

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  • Tomas Gabriel Bas, 2012. "Competencies, knowledge and capabilities based on natural resources in Southern Chile," International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 9(4), pages 351-366.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijlica:v:9:y:2012:i:4:p:351-366

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