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Empresas de vapores en el Caribe Colombiano: La navegación fluvial y los ferrocarriles en el Magdalena Grande y el Bajo Magdalena, 1870 - 1930


  • Joaquín Viloria De la Hoz



En este trabajo se indaga sobre la presencia de empresas y empresarios extranjeros en el Caribe colombiano entre las décadas de 1870 y 1930. El objetivo es conocer su participación en el comercio exterior colombiano, así como sus aportes a la innovación tecnológica en un sector estratégico como el del transporte. Para este fin, en el artículo se analizan las experiencias empresariales en la navegación fluvial a vapor, así como en los ferrocarriles de Barranquilla y Santa Marta, actividades que han estado siempre asociadas a inversionistas extranjeros. ******ABSTRACT: This paper investigates about the presence of foreign companies and businessmen in the Colombian Caribbean between the 1870s and 1930s. This in order to understand their participation in the Colombian foreign trade, as well as their contributions to technological innovation in a strategic sector such as transportation. For this purpose, business experiences in river steamboat and railroad transportation in Barranquilla and Santa Marta are analyzed, activities which have always been linked to foreign investors.

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  • Joaquín Viloria De la Hoz, 2016. "Empresas de vapores en el Caribe Colombiano: La navegación fluvial y los ferrocarriles en el Magdalena Grande y el Bajo Magdalena, 1870 - 1930," Cuadernos de Historia Económica 015119, Banco de la República - Economía Regional.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000101:015119

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    Empresas; empresarios; navegación a vapor; ferrocarriles; Caribe colombiano; Santa Marta; Barranquilla;

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    • N76 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • N86 - Economic History - - Micro-Business History - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • R40 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - General

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