Promoting Silicon Valleys in Latin America : lessons from Costa Rica /

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Author / Creator:Ciravegna, Luciano, 1978-
Imprint:London ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
Description:xv, 156 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Series:Regions and cities
Regions and cities.
Subject:High technology industries -- Latin America.
Information technology -- Latin America.
Industrial clusters -- Latin America.
Industrial promotion -- Latin America.
High technology industries.
Industrial clusters.
Industrial promotion.
Information technology.
Latin America.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:9780415685740 (hb)
0415685745 (hb)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • List of figures and tables
  • List of abbreviations
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1. Introduction: searching for sustainable development models in Latin America
  • 2. Theoretical background
  • 3. Building ICT clusters in Latin America: the Costa Rican experience
  • 4. From foreign direct investment to multinational corporations' networks with local firms
  • 5. Financing networks: investors networks in the Costa Rican cluster
  • 6. Networks of Costa Rican ICT producers: local rivalries in a small market
  • 7. Innovation networks: linking academia and the private sector
  • 8. Local companies' networks with firms located abroad: building transnational social ties
  • 9. Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index