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Innovation and local development in Venezuela: Opportunities and complication to foment technological innovation


  • Armando Rodríguez Zerpa

    () (Profesor Agregado de la Universidad de Los Andes, Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (IIES), Núcleo universitario Liria, Edificio G “Leocadio Hontoria”, 3er piso, código postal 5101.)


Innovation, or entrepreneurship as it is also known in the literature, establishes the fundamental variable that determines the development local. The theoretical concept of this variable involves many aspects of cultural task, business, economic and political, which must be clearly aligned around a common goal, which is fundamental to the existence of a genuine process of political and administrative decentralization. This paper shows the opportunities and difficulties currently in Venezuela in relation to the implementation of a local development process supported by the promotion of technological innovation, using a theoretical analysis of the main regulations governing the matter, consistent with the analysis of statistical figures available in this regard. Key words:

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  • Armando Rodríguez Zerpa, 2010. "Innovation and local development in Venezuela: Opportunities and complication to foment technological innovation," Economía, Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (IIES). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales. Universidad de Los Andes. Mérida, Venezuela, vol. 35(29), pages 141-172, January-j.
  • Handle: RePEc:ula:econom:v:35:y:2010:i:29:p:141-172

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    Decentralization; innovation; development local; technology; citizen participation.;

    JEL classification:

    • H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
    • H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism


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