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The Emergence of Successful Export Activities in Uruguay: Four Case Studies

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  • Michele Snoeck
  • Lucia Pittaluga
  • Hector Pastori
  • Rosario Domingo
  • Carlos Casacuberta

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This paper consists of four case studies of the emergence of four successful export activities in Uruguay: computer software, forest products, caviar and sturgeon meat, and animal vaccines. Each case study discusses how companies, associations, and governments at various levels have addressed market failures and facilitated the provision of public goods necessary for each activity. The case studies additionally profile first movers in each activity and describe the positive externalities they provide to imitators, particularly diffusion of export knowledge. Also included in each case study is a counterfactual case of a less successful activity (electronics, wine, frog meat, and biotechnology, respectively) and a section on policy implications.

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  • Michele Snoeck & Lucia Pittaluga & Hector Pastori & Rosario Domingo & Carlos Casacuberta, 2009. "The Emergence of Successful Export Activities in Uruguay: Four Case Studies," Research Department Publications 3267, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:idb:wpaper:3267
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    Keywords

    Agriculture; Exports; Manufacturing; Services; Uruguay;

    JEL classification:

    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • L65 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Chemicals; Rubber; Drugs; Biotechnology; Plastics
    • L84 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Personal, Professional, and Business Services
    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness

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