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Luxe, innovations et socialisme. Le cas des cigares cubains


  • Rémy Herrera

    () (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)


This article deals with the relationships between luxury goods and innovations within the framework of a Socialist country. An original example is taken with the Habanos, the Cuban luxury cigars. In a first part, we analyze the main tendencies of the tobacco industry in general, and those of luxury tobacco in particular, in the case of Cuba. In a second part, the emphasis is put on the coexistence of traditional methods and the different forms of innovations characterizing this specific sector. These innovations can be scientific and technological, or linked to the production processes as well as to the products.

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  • Rémy Herrera, 2013. "Luxe, innovations et socialisme. Le cas des cigares cubains," Post-Print halshs-00825272, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00825272
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    1. Rémy Herrera & Paulo Nakatani, 2005. "De-Dollarizing Cuba," International Journal of Political Economy, M.E. Sharpe, Inc., vol. 34(4), pages 84-95, January.
    2. Rémy Herrera, 2012. "Tourisme et développement dans les Caraïbes. Le cas de Cuba," Mondes en développement, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(1), pages 47-66.
    3. Rémy Herrera & Paulo Nakatani, 2005. "De-dollarizing," Post-Print hal-00273432, HAL.
    4. Rémy Herrera & Isaac Johsua, 2002. "La contrainte extérieure cubaine," Revue Tiers Monde, Programme National Persée, vol. 43(171), pages 517-534.
    5. Rémy Herrera & Paulo Nakatani, 2004. "De-Dollarizing Cuba," International Journal of Political Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 34(4), pages 84-95.
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    Luxury goods; socialism; cigars; Luxe; innovations; socialisme; cigares; Cuba;

    JEL classification:

    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • P32 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Collectives; Communes; Agricultural Institutions
    • Q16 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services

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